Sajith Gopinath is a faculty in the Toy and Game Design
discipline at NID. He graduated as an engineer from
the University Department of Chemical Technology
(UDCT), Mumbai. Thereafter, he enrolled into NID
for a postgraduate course in Industrial Design and
specialised in Toy Design. He has been working at the
institute since 2005 and joined as a faculty in 2006.
Sajith’s research interests lie in understanding the
concept of play and design for development. He
conducts design projects for developing toys as well as
games and projects related to elements of form and
material technology. He has worked on developing
the methodology for conducting design development
and sensitisation workshops with artisans working on
bamboo and coconut-shells. He also coordinated the
students’ workshop at NID Gandhinagar.
Currently, Sajith is working on a research project that
focuses on understanding the interrelation of play
spaces and play culture.