The department of Design consists of fully functional and well-equipped spaces that act as labs as well as learning spaces for the design students and researchers. The following spaces act as the labs in the department:
The UX lab is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for Usability Testing and User Experience Testing using behavioural and physiological tools like Eye Tracking, Pupillometry, Electroencephalography (EEG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Behavioural observation software (Morae) and Facial recognition and physiological data integration tool (iMotion). Studies on emotional and cognitive responses to designed
products are undertaken in this lab.
The lab for sustainability grooms students in the area of environmental sustainability, which includes intervention in the longevity of products, afterlife, Serviceability, Circular Economy, Packaging Design, Framework for Sustainability, Aesthetics for Sustainability, Culture and Society for Sustainability, Intervention in Rural ecosystem. It houses a material research facility, leaf extraction machine, and Compression molding machine. The lab also hosts sponsored research and consultancy projects in the domain of sustainability, Ayurveda, and other related fields.
Vehicle design lab:
The vehicle design lab grooms students for the design of transportation systems, automotive styling, Sketching and rendering of concepts in a virtual environment, clay modelling, and development of representation models of concept vehicles. It houses a marker rendering facility and a clay modelling facility.
Makerspace is a DIY facility for people who like to make things, are curious about how stuff works, or would like to learn new skills in tinkering. Makerspace is equipped with machines such as laser cutters, waterjet cutters, CNC routers, 3D printers, PCB prototyping stations, soldering stations, welding kits, and various hand and power tools.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab:
The ErgoLab is designed as a flexible facility for research work on usability, human performance, comfort, health, environmental simulation and user preferences. The ErgoLab is in process of acquiring measurement systems for surface electromyography, energy expenditure, motion analysis, force and pressure mapping, environmental assessment, and performance and productivity assessment software.
This lab works in designing products and solutions for Quality of Life Enhancement using Science and Technology. Among other things, the lab houses Weather Station, Reference equipment for Air Quality Monitoring, Thermal Imaging Camera, Background Oriented Schlieren Imaging setup, Sensors for Indoor Environmental Quality.
DIVINE (Design and Innovation in Villagepreneurs Ecosystem) lab is a sponsored lab that facilitates research in the Indian rural ecosystem and facilitates students to visit villages and take up design projects relevant to rural ecosystems.
Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
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