- It is becoming more and more evident that Design Future is reflecting a movement towards the Sustainable-Design.
- Designing is and will incorporate systematic selection of materials and methods that will cause less harm to the environment.
- Although we will continue to consume, the concept of "Recycle and Reuse” would further reduce the mindless plundering of our planet.
- The requirement is thus for individuals with a vision empowering this trend with Analytical Ability and Design Sensitivity.
Fashion & Textile Futures
- The Indian Textile and Clothing (T&C) industry is currently one of the largest and most important industries in the Indian economy in terms of output and foreign exchange earnings, while being second largest in employment generation in the textile sector.
- Majority of the human resource requirement will be for operators who have adequate knowledge of sewing machine operations and different types of seams and stitches.
- Designer and high end fashion exports would necessitate systems of operations which would require the operators to have the ability to stitch the complete garment.
- The availability of merchandising and designing skills would be crucial for increasing share in export markets and tapping the potential in new markets.
Gems And Jewelry Futures
- Given the rising overall literacy rates in India, this sector is beginning to appreciate the need for education and the impact of such inputs on business
- There is an expected demand for skilled personnel able to create multiple designs to meet customer needs
- Requirement will also be linked with the ability to interact and work with foreign clients
- Demand would be for high-skill designers with good visualization ability and a command over the skills and techniques of various jewelry manufacturing techniques
- Adequate understanding of safety measures and requirements
- Ability to respond to customer queries
- The Indian Tourism Industry has expanded rapidly over the past few years and is poised to grow at a faster pace in the coming years.
- Heritage properties and other hospitality properties have begun demanding a great amount of inputs in the creation of dreams.
- The key factor driving the demand for Interior Design would be the expansion of Housing in both the major and smaller cities in India
- Growth in both, Housing and commercial development will have a positive effect on Furniture and Furnishings demand
- Increase in demand predicted for Interior space visualizers to showcase modern blend with traditional space
- Rising income level will lead to a demand for creative individuals to support the vision of the Incredible India Campaign.
- Handicrafts have emerged as a major export of India since the mid 1990's
- India is in the enviable position of having a large variety of living, skill-based traditions and a number of highly versatile creative people capable of carrying this unique legacy further
- Globally the demand for ethnic goods, and products that make a cultural statement will continue to expand as a result of growth in Tourism, and as a reaction to the homogenization of mass produced goods
- India has a global market segment in handicrafts worth $100 billion which is expected to grow by leaps and bounds
Design Management Futures
- Traditionally, design management was seen as limited to the management of Design Projects, but in recent times more and more organizations are applying design management to improve design relevant activities and to better connect design with corporate processes.
- With new management concepts being defined in the ever evolving field of design management it opens doors beyond management of design to management by design and encourages a future possibility of creating what is termed as a new science of design.
- Keeping future possibilities in perspective, the need is for individuals with education beyond business management, catering to the special needs of the creative industries
Design Communication Futures
- As the design industry moves towards the future there is a need for professionals who are able to communicate ideas and theories effectively.
- The essential requirement will be for highly articulate and Design aware observers, analysts, commentators and recorders
- Requirement will also be for individuals with well-grounded research abilities and strong written communication skills to achieve the desired results
| The requirement is thus for individuals with a vision towards empowering this trend with Analytical Ability and Design Sensitivity.