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2-day FDP on Design Engineering at GDEC, Abrama-Navsari (18/19-10-2016)


Under the aegis of GTU-GIC Navsari Sankul and motivation of Dr. K. N. Mistry, an FDP on Design Engineering for Zone-5 faculty members was organized at the GIDC Degree Engineering College, Abrama-Navsari during 18th and 19th October 2016. About 45 participants attended the FDP and enjoyed the design thinking process under my guidance. I enjoyed more, rather. Coordinating support of Prof. Nilesh R. Parmar was outstanding. Prof. Vashi and Prof. Brijesh also assisted well for the event accomplishment. 

Here are the presentations discussed during the FDP for further usage. All the presentations are licensed under Creative Commons 4.0 – Attribution-ShareAlike. It means the interested person is freely allowed to use all the content compiled in the context.

Day-1 (18-10-2016)

It all begun with discussions about the concept of the design thinking and its entry in the engineering at GTU.

During the post-lunch session, there were discussions about roleplaying, mind mapping, observation techniques using ethnography, empathy mapping and case studies where empathy failed.

Participants constructed role playing canvas and empathy map in their teams.

Day-02 (19-10-2016)

The first session on the day was, to begin with brainstorming and observation on selected theme by the participants. About an hour, brainstorming, a quick round of observation on the field followed by compilation on observation summary was performed. The discussions went on with idea generation – Ideation.

Further deliberations were made on developing a Product Development Canvas. The presentation discussed was,

It is important to identify the chasing a product development requirement, specifically in terms of learning needs as many newer learning is required. LNM was discussed then after.

Dirty mock-ups or rough prototypes/ fast prototypes of idea developed as a product/process is the next item in line.

SCAMPER tool really is a wonderful help to fine-tune the product development through different components. The contents of the DE-II was discussed along with creating a SCAMPER for the visualized product on PDC.

It was a restless rush during the entire of 2-days’ journey, starting from scratch and reaching to a new beginning. Here are some of the snaps.

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Canvases and sheet formats for download

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Prof. Bhasker Bhatt is a Town Planner and Civil Enginee. He has been very active with design thinking based training program as an expert conducting workshops.He completed his masters in town planning with a research on Road Safety Audit. As far as academics are concerned, he has been excellent and awarded with several Gold Medals during Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate studies. He had provided his services in the field of consultancy at national as well as international level through working with multilateral organisations such as The World Bank and United Nations Development Project-India. Research areas of him include Road Safety, Urban Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Statistical Analysis Techniques, GIS and Climate Change effects in urban areas.He is actively associated with several professional organisations and serving various prestigious posts for better interaction among educational, engineering and planning fraternity. He has more than 6 years’ experience in technical consultancy and about 6 years of engineering teaching. He has guided about 23 PG Dissertations and 10+ UG projects as well as a few AMIE projects. Towards continuous upgradations of skills and technological advancements, he has attempted 50+ events consisting of workshops, training programs, seminars, conventions, and symposiums. He frequently organises events for students and faculty members that ignite active academic upgradations and industrial interaction. He has published more than 56 technical research papers in conferences and journals. Several of his research articles are awarded with Best Paper honor during conferences. Most of all his works are available online for reference along with projects and dissertation reports. He is fascinated to conduct academic and exposure trips for students through putting his network of acquaintances to best of use.Prof. Bhasker is a recipient of “Best Section Management Committee Member of ISTE Gujarat Section 2015”. Also, he was honoured by “Pedagogical Innovation Award 2015” by the GTU for his efforts and contributions in engineering education. At the GTU he was a Master Trainer for Faculty Development Programs conducted at the University wherein he trained more than 350+ teachers of diverse engineering discipline. 1500+ students have attended his sessions on Design Thinking approach that ignites the engineering insights and motivates the engineering brain to increase capabilities, drastically. Recently he has been active with Startup Weekend Surat (powered by Google Inc.) as a trainer. He has developed his own learning portal, for learners - completely free of cost to best serve the purpose of spreading knowledge.

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