World University of Design students win laurels at design contests : The Tribune India

Rugved Patil, a student of M.Des Transportation Design at World University of Design has won the Automotive Design Competition (ADC) organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Patil stood second in the recently concluded SIAM ADC 2021 that revolved around the theme “Influence of the New Normal on the Future of Automotive Design” amongst one 150 odd design aspirants from across the country. He showcased a segway type shared mobility solution for the gen glass for the year 2040.

Gokul Gopi (M.Des Industrial Design) and his team from the same university won the D’source Corona Design Challenge organised by IIT Bombay. Gopi and his team on the other hand designed a Japanese-inspired concept on “Sanitization of Rooms for Aggregate hotel chains that provide an online booking platform” keeping in mind the need of a post pandemic world – the very theme of the challenge this year. In an Open Design Challenge of choice, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay allowed a sea of infinite ideas to the participants to present pertaining to sanitation, health and hygiene across industries and fields for a better India. In their winning attempt, the team displayed a model that could let customers take normal vacations and feel safe back again allowing them to witness live streaming of sanitisation of their hotel room prior to check-in! This would help achieve consumer satisfaction, enhancement of tourism and business building opportunities for holiday agencies and organized hotel chain companies.

According to a press note issued by WUD, a third team from the university (calling themselves Team Pentagon) comprising Abhay Pratap Singh, Anand Singh and Mehak Singal (all from B.Des Product Design) and their faculty mentors Aditi Parikh and Rohit Kothari have reached the finals of Toycathon 2021 – the inter-ministerial initiative of Government of India.

Team Pentagon’s toy project will prove that superior toys & games can be created by Indians in India. Toycathon is an immensely ambitious mission of the current government, under AatmaNirbhar Bharat project, inviting talented young designers and thinkers to develop the gaming and toy industry of India. It is organised by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell with support from All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.