Social design appears to be seen as a new buzz word. Does it differentiate itself in education and practice? Is it just an extension of the prevailing design discipline or demands new imagination in its efficacy and potential? Combining “Social” with design has thrown up debates and questions in its implications and a positional shift in the approach, tools and methods. Despite these continuing debates, Social Design is gaining ground as a discipline and pedagogy beyond a simple paraphrasing of Design with “Social”.

The presentations share emerging ideas of Social Design with reference to the MDes programme in Social Design at the School of Design at Ambedkar University Delhi. Nature of pedagogic challenges to define its academic and practice space as an emerging paradigm should open up discussions and perspectives to better inform our endeavour.


Domain Expose’ 3

Industrial Designer
Jatin Bhatt


Communication Designer
Suchitra Balasubramanyan

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