Faculty at School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Distinguished Professor & Advisor
Pedagogy, Instructional Design, E-learning.
INTERACTION DESIGN: Usability; HCI, Augmented Reality, Virtual reality, Health, Social Systems Computing; E- Governance; E-Commerce; E- Medicine. Apps, Software.
DESIGN SEMANTICS; AESTHETICS; CULTURE; Products, Graphics, Visual Communication
DESIGN MANAGEMENT - Innovation, Product Design, Fashion, Marketing, Strategy, Packaging, Branding, and Soft skills.
URBAN DESIGN, Architecture design, built forms, built environment, interiors; Smart Cities;
PSYCHOLOGY: Engineering Psychology, Ergonomics, Cognitive Science, Mental Wellbein
[Product Design & Engineering]
[Product Design- Industrial Design]
[Counselling & Psychotherapy]
[Urban Infrastructure Planning]
2020 to 2021
: Professor Emeritus, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati, Assam.
2019 to 2020
: Dean of Outreach Education Programs, IIT Guwahati, Assam.
2002 to 2020
: Senior Professor, IIT Guwahati, Assam.
2012 to 2015
: Professor and Head Centre for Educational Technology, & Department of Design, IIT Guwahati.
1984 to 2002
: Principle Research Scientist - (CEDT & CPDM); Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
1982 to 1983
: Design Assistant at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
1979 to 1980
: Assistant Engineer, PWD, Govt. of Karnataka, India.
Professional Society Affiliations
Fellow - Design Research Society (DRS), UK
Member - India Design Association (IDA)
Member - National Academy of Psychology & Indian Academy of Applied Psychology.(NAOP)
Associate Life Member - Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP)
Member - Product Design & Management Association (PDMA)
Awards and Recognitions
National Award for Innovation in Teaching and curriculum design in 2016
Elected Fellow of the Design Research Society (UK). (2007)
National & International Awards for supervised Design projects in ICT including Microsoft award, Nokia, Motorola award for Innovation - have been won by students under guidance & supervision.
Invited Key Note Speaker in three International Conferences. (2005, 2006, 2009). Chaired International Conferences
IDC-IIT Bombay Alumni award for National contribution to the field of Design in India (1999).
First Indian Designer to be conferred with a PhD in Industrial Design (1999)
Awarded a Fellowship of the Government of Switzerland in 1996.
Citation for international cooperation by the University of Chulalongkorn, Bangkok, Thailand (1989).
ICSID prize for a presentation on Industrial Design in an International competition Japan (1989).