Coordinator: Dean's Office
Ayush Gupta and Tathagata Sengupta
Monday and Thursday (11 AM to 1 PM)
Starting from August 23, 2021
Coordinator: Dr. Mashood K. K.
Dr. Anisha Dalvi, HBCSE, TIFR
940 5808 5713
Design is multifaceted, multidisciplinary and exploratory in nature. The act of designing is human-centered, systematic, iterative and at times intuitive. Building on the essence of design thinking and practice, design research may be characterized as iterative, contextual, utility-oriented and process-driven. The recent work done at the Design and Technology Education group has been diverse both in terms of content and presentation of the content. We have been involved in developing a range of resources such as; designing teaching-learning material, games based on the school curriculum, designing activities to develop core skills such as collaboration and empathy, etc. In this talk, I will present our efforts to link education and design research theories with the practice of designing educational resources. Using examples, I will discuss the cyclic nature of (D&T education) research and development and focus on how design principles suggested by theory aid in designing effective pedagogical interventions.
Anisha Malhotra Dalvi is a post doctoral research fellow at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR in Mumbai. She completed her PhD in design education from the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), School of Design at IIT-Bombay. She is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design where she did her Masters in Information Design. She has conducted several creativity and design workshops for both children and teachers. In her work, she uses drawing and design as a medium of expression and communication which leads to the development of a wide variety of skills in children. Her current research interests include promoting divergent thinking in children, developing creative confidence, STEAM education and design thinking for school education.