Integrative seminar II


All the groups were ready with their presentations. Each group had to gather information on their problem with pictures and videos. The main problem our group identified was the “lack of recreational space”, the ISDI campus is a concrete building and there is no space where the students and faculty can cut away from their daily routine. Here is how we went about our research:

1. Problem identification:

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2. Campus research:

We found empty unused spaces that could be put to use.

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3. ISME campus:

The ISME and ISDI campus have the same layout but in ISME there are these small ideation corners where the students and faculty can sit and relax.

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4. Looking at recreational spaces in other universities:

We did research on some of the recreational spaces in India’s design colleges.

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After presenting our research to our peers and faculty, they appreciated our comparative research and the way we went about with it. We were told that we went a little into the solution part of the research and that we should cut back to the ground research.

It was also interesting to look at the different ways people went about with their research, one group had an entire video of their space and the problems identified. Towards the end of the class, we just individually spoke to the faculty about the next part of the projects

Integrative seminar II


Having done a semester of integrative seminar I, my writing skills were far better than before. I knew my strengths and weaknesses in writing, I was ready to face Seminar II. The class began with a brief about the subject, we were going to work along with integrative studio.

Research is essential for a designer; we were told that this semester, we’ll be concentrating on research. We had an in depth conversation about the stages of research. The stages are: primary research (observing), secondary research and consumer research. The proof of research is your writing skills.

As a starter, we were divided into groups and each group had to think about problems in the ISDI campus. The problems we identified were: very small lockers, lack of recreational space, no access to the AC regulator and unused space. We then decided to work on lack of recreational space, The ISDI campus is a concrete building with no open space, students and faculty need a space where they can sit and work or relax and let their mind wonder.

For the next week, each member of the group had to pick up one vertical of the problem and work on that. We had to present our research in whatever way we wanted, pictures, videos, sketches and so on.