This report aims to provide a review on Design and Innovation in India from the early days of Independence to the present and beyond. Focus is given to innovative methods for research and design, extreme affordability principles for product design and development, community-based programs for design and innovation and educational practices.
The scope of design covers industrial design, design of human-computer interaction and design of services. Background and context analysis is provided, which includes statistical data and trends of design and innovation in India covering both commercial aspects and educational programmes.
Emphasis is given to the collaboration between industry and HEIs. Research also includes existing examples of cooperation between industry and HEIs, Internships and other activities related to design education.