He has keen interest in design thinking, its methods, processes and concerns. He studies and conducts research on design thinking and writes on design issues. He is a strategic design consultant and educator. He is interested in discovering user-centered problems and processes to solve them to create opportunities using design thinking as a strategic tool. He uses design thinking to define problems, develop and execute creative solutions in order to overcome systemic challenges.
He is an alumnus of National Institute of Design, Ahemedabad where he studied design during his undergraduate program. He is a member of Academic Council at Ajeenkya D Y Patil univerisity. He has participated in a number of projects related to design as a design consultant in his career. He worked with a few great names in industry like Ivan Chermayeff (Chermayeff & Geismar), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, National Wastelands Development Board, Dandi Memorial Project, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Bhavin earned his degree in mechanical engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering affiliated to Mumbai university and completed his further education in design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad where he earned his postgraduate degree in design and became an industrial designer by profession. With over 10 years of real-life experience in automotive and design industries, he has worked with companies like Maruti Suzuki, Godrej & Boyce, Elephant Strategy+Design, REVA Electric Car Company and YO bikes electric vehicles. He has handled various positions ranging from sales executive to quality engineer to industrial designer.
Bhavin is a product designer with special affinity for 'green' products and services and he is passionate about transportation system, from vehicles to the whole supporting infrastructure. His hobbies are blogging and photography.
Nallur Chandra Prasad
He pursued his dream of becoming an automotive designer by taking up the bachelors course in Transportation Design offered at Istituto Europeo di Design(IED), one of the premier design schools in Turin, Italy. During his college years, he won prestigious design projects sponsored by Azimut Yachts and Aston Martin Motor company. Though he has been inundated with offers from internationally renowned automobile companies, his passion lies in pedagogy. Hiscore interest areas include conceptualization, free hand and digital sketching and rendering, automobile design history, aesthetics and future mobility solutions. Hehas been guiding students in design projects since he joined the college as a full time faculty in 2010. Along with other senior faculty members, he has been instrumental in establishing the Automobile Design discipline in college.
Ashish Nar has earned his MA (Master's degree) in car design from Domus Academy of the University of Wales. Before his postgraduate degree in car design, he completed his bachelor in engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He was also employed as Operations Executive at Nilkamal Limited in Mumbai. During his Master's program, he undertook a project with Renault Technocenter (Paris). He has been part of DYPDC since 2012.
Ashish was judged as the runner up at Seatec-Targa Rodolfo Bonetto Infrastructure (Pleasure Port) Design Competition 2011 as well has won the Inter Collegiate Robotics Competition. Currently he is employed at DYPDC as a faculty.
Mr. Kushal is an engineer in telecommunications and a postgraduate in Industrial Design. He began his career in design from MIT ID, Pune while studying Product design. He is a professional designer with 10 years of experience. His core expertise lies in materials and manufacturing processes, prototyping, electronic product design with newly found interest in design of urban farming systems.
Architect Miranda Arduini earned her Diploma in Design and a Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Florence, Italy. She worked as an architect in private companies and technical offices and as academic teacher in Italy, Kuwait and China. Her Global exposure and experiences provide experiential learning to the students. She have also worked in the public sector as architect with landscape architectural specialization, from 2006 to 2010 she was a projects examiner for "Architectural and Landscape Quality Errand" for a City planning Department, Italy.
Her passion for history and art has been translated into professional collaborations with museums to cooperate on organizing and designing the art and archaeology exhibitions, and with the Public Restoration Department Monuments to restore and enhance buildings of particular architectural historical interest.
In 2015 she published a book (in Italian language) about architecture and history: Storia Territorio Riflessioni Armonie, Castrum Meleti. The book has received the patronage of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Emilia Romagna region in Italy, because considered culturally of general interest, the book was presented at academic conferences. Apart from her professional recognitions, Miranda loves to travel around and explore different cultures.