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D Talks - The Design Podcast

50 EpisodesProduced by Sanjay ReddyWebsite

Welcome to my show!I'm Sanjay Reddy, an engineer turned Designer & Educator. I had a very tough transition to design, spent sleepless nights figuring out how to make my way into design, reached out to many people, visited institutes, spoke to professors and what not. All of that just to know more ab… read more


Strategic Design Management at NID | D Talks with Akhil Babu | Ux Designer at IBM

Host, Sanjay Reddy talks to Akhil Babu who completed his M.Des in Strategic Design Management from NID. Akhil is now working as a Designer at IBM.  In this episode, Akhil talks about his journey into design. Coming from an engineering background, how he convinced his parents that he wants to go for design, what strategy he used to prepare for design entrance exams, etc. He also shares some interesting questions he was asked by the jury in the Strategic Design Management interview at NID.   While he was at NID, Akhil was able to go deeper into various aspects semester by semester which he explains here in detail. His master's thesis was about educating school children about Design. He talks about how to explain the understanding of design to school students.   

Here are the highlights  

00:00 -  Introduction to the episode  

01:20 -  Akhil Babu Introduction  

02:53 - from engineering to design 

12:11 - how to choose domains  

17:17 - How to prepare for design entrance exams  

22:09 - How to know what you are good at/How to focus your preparation 

23:36 -  SDM | How to approach questions & what is expected out of a student 

31:18 - SDM Portfolio  

34:11 - SDM Interview 

38:57 - Your mindset matters  

44:26 - What is SDM 

56:59 - Understanding of Design 

1:12:04 - Is it important to know Design Softwares

Host - Sanjay Reddy

Online courses for NID, CEED, UCEED & NIFT

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