The M.Des. in Product Design discipline at NID deals with issues related to the design of a wide range of products, services and experiences by providing tangible solutions to the needs of users. As part of the curriculum, students learn to apply basic principles of design, knowledge of ergonomics, materials and manufacturing techniques as well as their own aesthetic sensibilities. These sensibilities are developed and honed through design projects where students are encouraged to design pleasing and user-friendly products which respond to the user’s needs and aspirations.

Issues of varying degrees of complexity and impact are tackled through these design projects where students understand the relevance of research and a user-centric approach in their work. The discipline traverses across a diverse set of concerns and needs and aims to enable students to understand and respond sensitively to a wide variety of user-groups with different physical, economical and emotional needs.

A Master of Design (M.Des.) in Product Design is a postgraduate degree program that focuses on developing advanced skills and knowledge in the field of product design. The program aims to nurture creative and innovative designers who can create meaningful and user-centric products for various industries.

The curriculum of the M.Des. program in Product Design covers a wide range of subjects related to design thinking, user research, product development, materials and manufacturing processes, sustainability, ergonomics, and prototyping. Students learn to analyze user needs, identify design opportunities, and develop concepts that address functionality, aesthetics, and user experience.

The program emphasizes both theoretical understanding and practical application. Students engage in design studios, workshops, and hands-on projects where they apply design methodologies, conduct user research, create prototypes, and refine their designs based on user feedback. They learn to integrate form, function, and aesthetics to create innovative and sustainable product designs.

Additionally, the program often incorporates industry exposure and collaborations, providing students with opportunities to work with professionals and gain real-world experience in product design settings. Students may also have access to advanced design tools, software, and fabrication facilities.

Upon graduation, M.Des. graduates in Product Design can pursue diverse career paths. They may work as product designers, design consultants, design researchers, design managers, or pursue entrepreneurial ventures. The M.Des. degree equips graduates with advanced design skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep understanding of user-centered design principles, enabling them to contribute to the development of impactful and successful products in various industries.


Candidate must have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline of minimum 4-year duration from recognized university/ institute by law in India.

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Fees: – 10,68,000/-
Duration: 2.5 Years
Study Mode: Regular
Approved By: NID,Ahmedabad

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