January 2023 | Four papers presented in ICoRD'23 (9th International Conference on Research Into Design).
June 2022 | Cha, is a sustainable bio-degradable composite developed for reusing biodegradable waste to convert it into an eco-friendly material for daily use applications. Cha mainly uses dried used tea leaves (biodegradable waste) with the addition of natural resin, polyester, and binders to create a solid and durable material. In the project, some products were manufactured using compression moulding and with specific modifications can also be used in the injection moulding process to create daily use items. The proposed material has shown significant potential in the aspects of
strength and biodegradation. We also developed a unique brand called 'Cha' and some potential products using compression moulding to highlight the potential of the novel material.
The project won the IF Design Talent Award in 2022 and was done as part of the Master's thesis project by Mr Achyut Shanbhag under the supervision of Dr Pankaj Upadhyay.
March 2022 | Banerjee S., Upadhyay P., Punekar R.M. (2022). ‘‘Designerly Ways’ for Sustainable Livelihoods’. In: Melles G.B. (eds) Designing Social Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods. Design Science and Innovation. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-8452-4_4.
July 2021 - October 2021 | Online course on System Design for Sustainability. Register at https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc21_de09/preview?fbclid=IwAR0BNK9aHg7EdFGzct9ObSk9Ukp_sVm5psubB901ZqClf5-Jz_CYCfjnGwo
Jan 2021 | Distinguished paper award for Prof. Pankaj Upadhyay and Prof. Ravi Mokashi Punekar for their paper titled "What can designers learn from failed solution in BOP contexts?" at ICoRD'21.
Mar 2019 | Our BDes student Muskan Gupta alongwith IIITDM Jabalpur BDes students Tanishqa Bobde & Karttikeya Singh won an Honorable mention award in the LeNS International Student Design Competition, 2018. To know more click here.
3rd - 5th April 2019 | Conference is organised as part of the LeNSin, the International Learning Network of networks on Sustainability project (2015-2019).
Jan 2019 | Our Research Scholar, Prarthana Majumdar, bagged the best paper award at ICoRD 2019 for her paper titled: Motivation for Do-It-Yourself in Rural Base of the Pyramid Communities and the Changing Landscape.
Starting from 30th July 2018 an NPTEL MOOC course on System Design for Sustainability by Sharmistha Banerjee. For more information and to register, visit: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc18_de01/preview
12 - 23 Feb 2018 | Pilot Course on Sustainable Product Service System Design applied to Distributed Design and Distributed Manufacturing. For more information, visit: Learning Network on Sustainability
Jan 2018 | An interview of Sharmistha Banerjee published in the Journal MIX Sustentável on Design for Sustainability. http://www.nexos.ufsc.br/index.php/mixsustentavel/article/view/2454/1465
Sep 2017 | A workshop on GaBi, a LCA software was conducted at SSI Lab for faculty and students of the department by an expert from GaBi.
Sep 2017 | A workshop on Material Driven Design was conducted for Bachelor Students at DoD by Prarthana Majumdar (alumnus of IITG and currently pursuing her Doctoral Research at TU Delft.
May 2017 | 9 undergraduate students and 4 post-graduate students successfully completed their thesis projects. To know more about their projects visit People section.
February 2017 | A pilot course on "Sustainable Product Service System Design applied to Distributed Economics" conducted at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology under the LeNSin project.
January - March 2017 | A pilot course on "Sustainable Product Service System Design applied to Distributed Economics" conducted at IIT Guwahati under the LeNSin project.
October 2016 | Field visit to Assam Agriculture University at Jorhat to initiate two projects under Design Innovation Center, DoD, IITG.
September 2016 | SSI Lab organizes a Workshop on Design for Sustainability for the students of Department of Design.
June 2016 | SSI Lab invites case studies on Distributed Design &/ Manufacturing.
May 2016 | SSI Lab invites interns/ graduation projects for working on design of Ginger - Turmeric Processor.