MIT Institute of Design
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Samrudha Dixit
Asst. Prof. Samrudha Dixit
Product Design
Samrudha Dixit is an educator with over six years of collective experience in design, pedagogy, and research. He joined the Product Design department of MIT Institute of Design as an Assistant Professor in 2020. With a Bachelor's in Industrial Design, Samrudha did his MA in Education from Azim Premji University. He is keen to contribute towards the educational practices in Indian Design Education.
Prior to MIT, Samrudha was a Research Associate at Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University. He had the opportunity to help pioneer the expansion of craft-based research work in India. His interests and practice, led him to become a key researcher in an
internationally funded, collaborative research project, 'Vernacular Furniture of North-West India'. As part of this project, he toured extensively, interviewed interlocutors, documented, drew and collated information which led to the co-authorship of research publications and comprehensive books.

His work ranges from structural design projects with eminent architects pan India, teaching and research assistantships at premier organisations. Drawing on his research findings, he has and pursues to create courses which reveal the importance of Indian Aesthetics in the socio-cultural fabric of the nation.

Books:
  • Sahaj: Vernacular Furniture of Gujarat, Co-Author.
  • Anaikya: Vernacular Furniture of Rajasthan, Co-Author (un-published)
Academic papers:
  • Studying the relationship between Science Museums and Science Curriculum taught in upper primary schools in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Reports:
  • Tectonics of Majju: Analogical research on the vernacular cabinets of Rajasthan at SADACC, UK.
Research Grants:
  • Short research grant, Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) & Simon Digby Memorial Charity (SDMC)