MIT Institute of Design
Prof. Vydianathan Ramaswami
Prof. Vydianathan Ramaswami
H.O.D. User Experience Design
Vydianathan is a Communication Design graduate from National Institute of Design Ahmadabad.
He has worked in various domains over two decades as professional experience such as Television Broadcasting, extensively in eLearning for multiple verticals such as K-12, Higher Education, Hi-Technology, Healthcare, Engineering, Finance, Management . He possesses expertise in Branding and Marketing.
His journey in eLearning began from designing set a set 5 CDROM’s for teaching children in USA Mathematics, later he got trained formally as Instructional Designer to work with Singapore Airforce to design and develop their computer based training modules.
He has worked as key member of team to set up a eLearning division for IT company in Bangalore. He set up design and development team to design and develop a learning management system as platform for US client.

He moved to Chennai and worked with a Pre-publishing firm who develop high end learning publication for international publishers. He has designed complete Project Management software for a Pre publishing firm for various key stakeholders to get insights into daily operations across multiple teams. He worked as Functional Head for a eLearning company managing large design and development team working from multiple locations and on varied learnings solutions across domains.

He designed a digital edutainment product solution for improving the employability quotient for college students from Cities, 2 Tier & 3 Tiers towns. The purpose of the solution was to reduce the gap between Industry requirements and Students awareness, expectations and competency levels. This solution was implemented across many colleges across Tamilnadu and was appreciated by the Management and students.

He worked in a Healthcare Software company designing multiple digital applications for Health seekers, Doctors and Hospitals for efficiently monitoring, managing and consulting their requirements. He also worked on their branding and designing the marketing campaigns.

He is interested in many areas of communication design such as understanding various tools and techniques for conducting research and develop methodologies for social needs and designing effective communication strategies using multiple media for campaigns. He is interested in making ethnographic documentary films and sharing stories of aspiration, dreams and issues from various communities.

Professional Qualification : Graduate of Communication Design from National Institute of Design Ahmadabad Awards : Won Brandon Hall Awards for the following eLearning solutions:
  • Gold in Learning Technology I Mobile Learning Delivery Platform (2006)
  • Silver in Innovation in Learning Technology I Accessible Elearning Platform (2007)
  • Bronze in Custom Content (2007)
  • Gold in Best use of Virtual Worlds for Learning (2008)
  • Silver in Best Use of Mobile Learning I Product Training for Sale (2009)
Films :
  • Alagar Vararu (Alagar is coming! Screened in Chennai International Film Festival in 2013
  • Chennai Gaana (Chennai Blues) won second prize in “The Hindu Shutter Bug Contest” in 2012
  • The Story of a Goddess and Three Gods screened at Osian Film Festival Delhi in 2007
  • The Story of a Goddess and Three Gods screened at New York Film Festival (NYIFF) in 2007