The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad participated in the 3rd Festival of Innovation (FOIN) 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 8. The Design Innovation Centre (DIC) of IIT Hyderabad set up under the National Initiative for Design Innovation by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) took part in the festival and showcased various projects by the design department of the institute. FOIN aims to recognise, foster and reward young innovators and create a vibrant ecosystem which will enable them to thrive. It stresses on the need to learn, share experiences in design and development which will help in delivering inclusive innovations for the common good.
The institute presented their work across various areas like design for education, preservation of culture through animation, digital preservation of monuments.
The project on preservation of culture through animation aims to recreate history and culture of Telangana through virtual reality animation, take the viewers through a unique interactive experience of 360 degree animation and to preserve culture of Telangana through the medium of animation film.
The project on digital preservation of monuments aims at documenting, preserving and conserving historical monuments. It looks at translating the physical experience of people visiting these monuments into a digital medium and recreate a digital experience as good as the original physical experience of the monuments. This project also looks at creating a knowledge base for the future, parallelly communicating the form, style, design, culture and history to next generation. Currently, this project is working on digitising the experience for Qutab Shahi and Brahma Temple.
Speaking about the projects, Prof Deepak John Mathew, associate professor, IIT Hyderabad, said, “The focus of DIC is to incorporate the cutting edge technology in design innovation. We are looking at a paradigm shift in design education by starting it at the school level so that we can foster the talents of design from the young age itself. And the digital preservation project will take the heritage preservation n to a new experiential level.”