Innovation by Design


Prof. B. K. Chakravarthy

IIT Bombay

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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.


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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.

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1. Join the course
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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 1000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
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3. Get qualified to register for exams
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Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 3/4 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
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4. Register for exams
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EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
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Course Details

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

Books and References


  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


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