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Design for Tomorrow—Volume 3

Proceedings of ICoRD 2021

  • Presents cutting-edge research in design and innovation

  • Discusses the design process, technologies, methods and tools

  • Provides insights on design education

Part of the book series: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies (SIST, volume 223)

Conference series link(s): ICORD: International Conference on Research into Design

Conference proceedings info: ICORD 2021.

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Table of contents (75 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Design Ideation, Creativity and Synthesis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Questionnaire-Based Investigation of Preferences in Idea Evaluation Depending on Educational Backgrounds

      • Yuki Taoka, Yuya Suka, Yoshifumi Nishida, Shigeki Saito
      Pages 17-27
    3. Decoding Nature-Inspired Form Generation Processes

      • Shiv Kumar Verma, Ravi Mokashi Punekar
      Pages 29-40
    4. Tool for Flood-Proof Residential Design

      • Minu Pradeep
      Pages 53-67
    5. Understanding Emotion in Design Inspiration Contexts Through the Core Affect Model

      • Vimalkrishnan Rangarajan, Prasad S. Onkar, Alison De Kruiff, Deirdre Barron
      Pages 69-81
    6. Role of Prototyping in Insight Generation for Product Development in Healthcare

      • Ajit Gopal, Amit Kundal, Ajay Mathrani
      Pages 83-95
    7. Brassiere: Modern Approach to an Age-Old Problem

      • Tushar Amin, Tanmayee Puntambekar, Dyuti Ravisankar
      Pages 97-105
    8. A Case for Intuition-Driven Design Expertise

      • Natrina Toyong, Shahriman Zainal Abidin, S’harin Mokhtar
      Pages 117-131
    9. Development of Design Heuristics for Furniture Design

      • Supradip Das, Amarendra Kumar Das
      Pages 161-173
  3. Design for X (Safety, Manufacture & Assembly, Cost, Reliability, Robustness, Social Interaction, etc.)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 187-187
    2. Multi-inspirational Design for Additively Manufacturable Products

      • Pritam P. Shetty, G. Krupakhar, Jayachandra Bingi
      Pages 189-199

About this book

This book showcases cutting-edge research papers from the 8th International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD 2021) written by eminent researchers from across the world on design processes, technologies, methods and tools, and their impact on innovation, for supporting design for a connected world. The theme of ICoRD‘21 has been “Design for Tomorrow”. The world as we know it in our times is increasingly becoming connected. In this interconnected world, design has to address new challenges of merging the cyber and the physical, the smart and the mundane, the technology and the human. As a result, there is an increasing need for strategizing and thinking about design for a better tomorrow. The theme for ICoRD’21 serves as a provocation for the design community to think about rapid changes in the near future to usher in a better tomorrow. The papers in this book explore these themes, and their key focus is design for tomorrow: how are products and their development be addressed for the immediate pressing needs within a connected world? The book will be of interest to researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs working in the areas on industrial design, manufacturing, consumer goods, and industrial management who are interested in the new and emerging methods and tools for design of new products, systems and services.


  • Design Research
  • Research Methodology
  • Visual Communications
  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • ICoRD21

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

    Amaresh Chakrabarti

  • IDC School of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

    Ravi Poovaiah, Prasad Bokil, Vivek Kant

About the editors

Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti is a Senior Professor and current Chairman for the Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He has B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, M.E. in Design of Mechanical Systems from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and Ph.D. in Engineering Design from the University of Cambridge, UK. He led the Design Synthesis group at the EPSRC funded Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge before joining IISc as an Associate Professor in 2001. His interests are in synthesis, creativity, sustainability, and informatics. He has published 16 books, over 300 peer-reviewed articles, and has 11 patents granted/pending. He has been on the Advisory Board and the Board of Management of the Design Society, UK; member of the CII National Committee on Design India; member of the Jury of India Design Mark; and  member of the CII Smart Manufacturing Council India. He founded IDeASLab – India's first Design Observatory. He is the Founding Programme chair for International Conference Series on Research into Design (ICoRD), Conference Chair for the 22nd CIRP Design Conference 2012 and the 3rd International Conference on Design Creativity 2015 (3rd ICDC) and vice-Chair for AI in Design and Design Computing & Cognition Conferences. In 2014, he co-initiated India's first Smart Factory R&D platform.

Prof. Ravi Poovaiah is senior faculty member at the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He has backgrounds in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design and Graphic Arts Education having studied respectively at IIT Madras and Bombay and at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, USA. His current pedagogic as well as research and design interests are in fields related to Interaction Design, New Media Design, Visual Design and Product Design and his research interests are in areas related to Visual Language, Information Visualisation, Visual Narratives, Way Finding Systems, Interaction Devices, Collaborative Social and Learning Environments and Designing for Children. He is involved with building digital resources related to ‘Design Learning’, 'Folk Tales', 'Interactive Systems', 'Designing for Children', 'Design of Way-finding Systems' and 'Design in India' with free and open access to networked information. He is also the co-director of a research project named COSMIC on experimenting with Social Media at IIT Bombay along with collaborative Institutes NTU and NUS in Singapore. Prof. Poovaiah has worked on projects with major industry leaders such as Microsoft, Yahoo, Google India, Motorola India, Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Bharat Electronics Limited, Siemens India, among others.

Dr. Prasad Bokil is a mechanical engineer and communication designer with Master's and Ph.D. in communication design from IDC School of Design, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India. He teaches courses in typography and graphic design at undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels. His research interests are visual language, visual narratives and game design. He is currently working towards ‘design for wellbeing’. Dr. Bokil also worked as a Research Assistant at IDC, IIT Bombay, where he worked with a team of artisans at studio under guidance of Prof. A G Rao to enhance the packaging of some of the products. He is involved in several funded projects, including the Kanimuni project funded by MHRD under the Design Innovation Centre at IIT Guwahati. This project aims to develop educational games to build interest and confidence to learn English, Mathematics, Science and 21st century skills in school students. Dr Bokil has (co-)organised many conferences and workshops, including Typography Day 2013, Himalayan Languages Symposium 2016, ICoRD’17 in 2017, Type Design Workshop 2013, Game Design Workshop 2015, Design Research Workshop 2015, Workshop on Software product development process in Agile environment March 2015, Informatica 2016, Kanimuni: DIC Game Design Workshop 2016, etc.

Dr. Vivek Kant is an Assistant Professor at IDC School of Design, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India. He is an active researcher in the field of systems design, human factors (cognitive ergonomics/cognitive engineering), sociotechncial systems, and history and philosophy of design engineering. Dr. Kant pursued his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India in 2004, M.S. in Cognitive Science from University of Allahabad, India in 2008, M.A. in Psychology from University of Connecticut, USA in 2011, and Ph.D. in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada in 2015. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the Division of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU along with Future Resilient Systems, Singapore-ETH Centre. He has also worked as an Assistant Systems Engineer for Tata Consultancy Services, India.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Design for Tomorrow—Volume 3

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of ICoRD 2021

  • Editors: Amaresh Chakrabarti, Ravi Poovaiah, Prasad Bokil, Vivek Kant

  • Series Title: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-0083-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-0086-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-0084-5

  • Series ISSN: 2190-3018

  • Series E-ISSN: 2190-3026

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXII, 925

  • Number of Illustrations: 72 b/w illustrations, 354 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Engineering Design, Technology and Design education, Design, Industrial Design

Buying options

eBook USD 299.00
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  • ISBN: 978-981-16-0084-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)