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Ph.D. - Cognitive Philosophy | IIT - Bombay

Prof. Vinod Vidwans
Ph.D. in Cognitive Philosophy from IIT - Bombay, Mumbai; Master of Design; Master of Fine Arts
Chair - Faculty of Fine & Performing Arts

Prof.Vidwans was a Senior Designer (Professor) and an Ex-Vice Chairman (Research) at National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. He also headed the Departments of New Media and Software Users Interface Design at NID, Ahmedabad. He is a visiting faculty at IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, D. J Academy of Design, Coimbtore, and Pt. Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar. Dr. Vidwans is a cognitive philosopher, a designer and a portrait painter.

Prof.Vidwans carries more than twenty years of eventful professional and research experience with him. While working in the industry and managing Information design and development projects, he explored various facets of New Media Design. He has developed Sharada multilingual technology for Indian languages. He has also developed a computational theory of Indian Classical music.

Prof.Vidwans is a recipient of Junior Research Fellowship in Fine Arts from University Grants Commission, India. His doctoral work postulates a holistic paradigm called 'Design Intelligence' and characterizes creativity from a new perspective.

Publication Remarks
Referee for the 'ICoRD'13 - An International Conference on Research into Design IIT-Madras,2013
Book chapter - 'The New Age Graphic Design'-Graphic Design for Std.XII [Textbook] Member-NCERT, New Delhi [2013]
Books : 1) Foundations of Research in Performing & Visual Arts 2) Research Design & Presentation for Performing & Visual Arts Under Publication by IGNOU, New Delhi
Evaluated four research papers as a Referee for the `ICoRD’15 : An International Conference on Research into Design To be held at IISc, Bangalore in 2015.