Design in a Digital World
Meet the Author
Prof. Arvind LodayaProfessor
School of Liberal Arts and Design Studies
Arvind Lodaya is an alumnus of NID Ahmedabad and has worked extensively in innovation, design and branding. He held the responsibility of Dean [Research] at Srishti and was the first HP Labs-Srishti Research Chair. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Earlier in his career as Creative Director at Ogilvy, he led the corporate rebranding for ICICI and strategic design assignments for well-known brands like Seagram, HLL, Arvind, Lakmé, Godfrey Phillips, Cadbury etc.
He was an academic mentor for various assignments at IIT-G, ISB Hyderabad, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, IIT Mandi and Ambedkar University Delhi.
His current interests include wicked problems, impact entrepreneurship / social design innovation, design spirituality, and saving the planet.
As Professor of Design at Vidyashilp University Mr. Lodaya will bring much-needed transformation and interdisciplinarity into the curriculum and pedagogy of the Design Program.
Are you one of the thousands who switched from work-as-usual or study-as-usual to work-from-home and study-from-home during the Coronavirus pandemic?If yes, welcome to the Digital World—you are a part of what’s being talked about around the world as “digital transformation”.
Transition in education
In education too, the impact of the pandemic has been nothing short of revolutionary. The World Economic Forum (WEF) notes that in China alone, a quarter of a billion students have been instructed to switch to online platforms to continue their education—reportedly the “largest online movement” in the history of education. This transition has also fuelled the astronomical growth of our own Edutech and online tutoring business Byju’s – which has seen a doubling in the number of new students using its product.
Digitalization is the future
|Digitalization is here to stay|
|Business and governments will have to combinedly address its flaws and make it deliver to our expectations.|