Universal Design discipline at NID, addresses design for a sustainable future, where products and systems respond to the challenges of a large and complex set of users with diverse abilities, needs, aspirations and notions of well-being.

The discipline aims to create design influencers who will bridge the gap between thought and product and between the privileged and under-privileged. The programme bases itself on human-centric, universal design thinking, leading to easily adaptable and viable design
directions for wide and varied user-groups.

With universal design thinking being an intrinsic part of product definition, design, process and development, the programme aims at preparing students to be design professionals with competence in system-level design development of products and services which are adaptive to the needs of a variety of users – across a wide range of cultural and social factors as well as trans-generational, physical and cognitive abilities.

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Balaji Rengarajan


Nijoo Dubey






Bengaluru Campus


Industrial Design

Student Works

The fourth semester opens to a system level thinking approach: social design and innovation, sustainability factors, service design and public policy. The design project will look at intervention in the area of public utilities and areas of national concern.