Bengaluru, 25 October 2023: RV University’s School of Design and Innovation (SDI) has efficiently concluded its inaugural NEWAVE’23, a two-day student-led design conference and pageant that left an indelible mark at the intersection of design, expertise, and sustainability. This groundbreaking occasion, solely organized by students, has established itself as a cornerstone for rising design skills to showcase their analysis capabilities, invigorate tutorial exploration, and domesticate invaluable trade connections.
The occasion commenced with an inspiring keynote delivered by Mr. Sameer Shisodia, CEO of Rainmatter Foundation, and culminated with a fascinating closing handle by Ms. Meenakshi Thaploo, Director of Product Design and User Experience Design at Cisco.
NEWAVE’23, the brainchild of School of Design and Innovation, has ignited a transformative power in the subject of design analysis, serving as an inspirational beacon for each students and the tutorial neighborhood. Over the course of this enriching occasion, attendees have been immersed in numerous actions, together with compelling paper shows, posters, product exhibitions, artistic workshops, trade networking alternatives, thought-provoking roundtable discussions.
Talking to the students on this event Mr. Shisodia suggested, “Sustainability shouldn’t be a mere alternative; it’s an crucial for our planet’s survival. The harsh actuality of our instances is plain: biodiversity loss, soil degradation, and the ensuing local weather change are world crises. A staggering 78% of ocean microplastics originate from tyres, the air pollution resulting in water shortages, flooding, and meals shortage worldwide. Sustainability shouldn’t be about feel-good measures like utilizing material baggage or photo voltaic panels; it’s about reimagining our very existence. As design students, we should shift our views and view sustainability via a adverse lens. What if very important sources grow to be scarce? What in the event that they run out solely? We have a restricted window to make substantial modifications. Embracing considering of complicated techniques is our path ahead. It’s our accountability as designers to make knowledgeable decisions, stability trade-offs, and confront the planetary disaster head-on. To new design students, I provide this recommendation: Master complicated techniques considering, for it’s the key to understanding and addressing the challenges our world faces.”
At the closing ceremony, Ms. Meenakshi offered her case to the students on designing for the future by integrating expertise of their designs “Viewing design via a company lens requires a deep understanding of the person’s perspective. Every design resolution ought to middle around the client and handle their issues. To reach the design enterprise, it’s important to replicate deeply on the points your design will remedy and who will profit most from it. Innovation is the coronary heart of design, however feasibility is its lifeline. The product’s desirability is the place its true worth lies. To design students, I provide this recommendation, attempt to create designs that not solely meet person wants but in addition resonate with their wishes and can stand the check of practicality and demand.”
During the occasion, Whitespace, a pupil journal, was launched, setting the stage for additional mental exploration.
On the event, NEWAVE’23 honored the contributions of contributors in paper, product, and poster shows. The ceremony was graced by the presence of RV University’s management, Pro Chancellor, Shri D.P. Nagaraj and Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Y.S.R. Murthy. The conference performed host to distinguished designers, with Mr. Subhabrata Ghosh, CEO of Celsius 100 Consulting, sharing invaluable insights into the ever-evolving design trade.
The occasion additionally witnessed the launch of an illustrated guide containing the paper shows and abstracts titled, Design Festival Proceedings – NEWAVE’23.
Expressing happiness about the organisation of the conference, Vice Chancellor Prof. Y.S.R. Murthy stated, “RVU is strongly dedicated to modern pedagogy, experiential and hands-on studying. I’m delighted that the inaugural version of NEWAVE’23 has offered a superb platform to students to hone their analysis expertise and current initiatives and papers on a number of vital subjects. I praise the School of Design and Innovation and its Dean, school members in addition to the students for his or her function in mounting this wonderful design conference and pageant.”
Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee, Professor and Dean, of the School of Design and Innovation, RV University proudly expressed her appreciation in direction of her students, “As a tutorial chief, there’s nothing that brings me extra pleasure than seeing my students take cost of educational occasions, and really democratize design schooling. Appropriating the phrases of Abraham Lincoln, an “of the pupil, by the pupil, for the pupil” tutorial occasion is uncommon, unusual however a lot wanted for students to take the accountability of their very own schooling, and their very own future.”
NEWAVE 23 will grow to be a yearly occasion at the School of Design and Innovation.