Center for Bio-Medical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (IITD) & AIIMS
Naga Nandini has trained in Industrial Product Design, her work in the last 25 years has included a variety of projects ranging from craft and livelihood to communication design. Much of it has been at the grassroots level and she feels that a large part of being a good designer is a willingness to do what it takes in any context, learning skills where necessary and developing an ability to be a part of and manage change effectively. Nandini likes working in real contexts, enjoys collaborative thinking and making, and feels that when students work in mixed groups with artisans and makers, the best work emerges. As a practitioner and teacher, Nandini remains firmly rooted to the context of our country, people and culture – who, she feels, have a unique way of being that is fascinating as well as exasperating and provides us with many complex problems as well as solutions, old knowledge as well as new insights. She is currently one of the course leaders for Industrial Arts and Design Practices, co-ordinator for the School of Design, Business and Technology and works in the Frugal Design Lab. She is also a member of the Board of Studies at Srishti.