Innovation by Design

By Prof. B.K. Chakravarthy   |   IIT Bombay
In today's world, there are so many challenges and problems that needs to be addressed. In this situation, innovation is what provides the solution that will benefit the maximum number of users. And such innovation is often enabled by design. This course familiarizes you with the concept of "innovation"  and the journey of a design idea from the identification of a problem to a final solution that has a positive impact on a large community of users. Through case studies that focus on the "seven concerns of innovation", you learn how the innovation process requires empathy, meticulous effort, constant user interaction and effective collaboration.


Learners enrolled: 3000


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 20 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Design Engineering
  • Patents and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

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    Week 1 :
    • Module 1 – Introduction, 
    • Module 2 - First C: The Cause
    Week 2 :
    • Module 3 - Second C: The Context,
    • Module 4 - Third C: The Comprehension
    Week 3 :
    • Module 5 - Fourth C: The Check, 
    • Module 6 - Fifth C: The Conception
    Week 4 :
    • Module 7 - Sixth C: The Crafting, 
    • Module 8 - Seventh C: The Connection



    1. Chakku 7C’s Link
    2. Collaborative Model For Innovation Link
    3. Pitfalls in the Innovation process Link
    4.  Innovation By Design – Collaboration is the key to cross the Pitsfalls in the Innovation Process Link


    Prof. B.K. Chakravarthy

    IIT Bombay
    Prof. B. K. Chakravarthy teaches Innovation by Design at the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay. He has set up the Shenoy Innovation Studio at IITB, where students and young designers are given the opportunity to work on live projects and benefit from expertise in a range of interrelated fields. Prof. Chakravarthy works closely with other academics engaged in cutting-edge research at IIT Bombay and has played a key role in translating such research into products that reach the hands of users. A Collaborative Model for New Product Innovation, an outcome of Prof. Chakravarthys doctoral research, has had wide application in the industry. Prof. Chakravarthy has also worked frequently with government departments and occupational communities engaged in essential services.


    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 20 December 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
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    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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