14 Apr Exhibition on Automation/Smart & Intelligent System Design
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always got”
-This famous quote by Albert Einstein reminds us of the fact that how we, being the agents of change, have evolved through Industrial Revolutions and achieved grand technological feats by defying conservative outlook and accepting newer concepts. We are now on the cusp of Industrial Revolution 4.0, pioneering cutting-edge technologies such as Machine Learning and Internet of Things and transforming the world as we know it.
With every Industrial Revolution, Design Industry has evolved and strode towards a future of endless possibilities. Possibilities that will bring about abrupt changes in the paradigm of design job creation. To prepare the students for this upcoming paradigm shift in the design industry and to showcase UID’s competency in product design, Academic Consultant Prof. Banibrata Sarkhel and Asst. Prof. Priyam Anil Kumar Parikh of Automobile Design (UID) have put together a first of its kind technology exhibition on “Automation/Smart & Intelligent System Design” from 7th to 24th of April 2018.
While demonstrating one of the awe-inspiring smart products during the exhibition, Mr. Banibrata, who has been a strong proponent of the potential associated with the integration of technology in design thinking process, said, -“Technology drives disruptive innovation but it is only good design that helps turn that innovation into usable products.” His statement didn’t only prove his unbridled passion for design but also helped us understood why design is so much important.
The exhibition saw a huge number of excited crowds gathering just to experience the sheer brilliance and creativity that has been imbibed into these exceptional smart products exhibited to showcase the marvelous technological feats we have achieved so far.
The displays were divided into four blocks representing four cycles of industrial revolutions, each one epitomizing technological advancements of that era by demonstrating unique products ranging from Rack and pinion mechanism, Hydraulic Systems to ultra-modern Sensor based Intelligent Surveillance and IOT based Smart Homes.
Visitors expressed their elation while requested to share their experiences -“This exhibition helped us realize what we can achieve with the proportionate use of design and technology”, said a design enthusiast. “This is the epitome of modern day design”, said another proud father whose child had recently started her design journey at UID.
With this exhibition, UID is ushering in a new era of design education where students will be taught and encouraged to take a more technology-oriented approach to solve design problems. This approach will not only help the students to become more industry ready but also improve the quality of design education in India.