Welcome to IDeaS Lab

Innovation, Design Study and Sustainability Laboratory (IDeaS Lab) has pioneered research in India in the areas of design creativity, design methodology, sustainability, collaborative innovation, knowledge and life cycle management, and design research methodology, as well as training and supporting product development in practice. IDeaS Lab is within the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. It has been founded and directed by Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti, who has been actively involved in research, teaching and practice of product development processes and methodologies with national and international academia, industry, and peer review bodies for the past twenty five years.

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Founder & Co-ordinator, IDeaS Lab

Amaresh Chakrabarti is a Senior Professor and current Chairman for Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He has BE (Topper in Mech Engg, IIEST Shibpur), ME (topper in Mech Design, IISc) and PhD (Engg Design, Univ of Cambridge UK). He led for 10 years the Design Synthesis group at EPSRC CoE Engg Design Centre at Univ of Cambridge. His interests are in synthesis, creativity, sustainability, and informatics. He published 16 books, over 300 peer-reviewed articles, and has 11 patents granted/pending. He co-authored DRM, a methodology used widely as framework for design research. He has been Associate Editor, AI EDAM & Design Science Journal (Cambridge University Press), Area Editor, Research in Engg Design, Regional Editor, J Re-manufacturing (Springer), and Advisory Editor for 7 Journals incl. Clean Tech & Env. Policy (Springer), and J of Engg D and Int J Design Creativity & Innovation (T&F). He was on Advisory Board and Board of Management, Design Society; member, CII Design Council India; Jury, India Design Mark; invitee, CII Smart Manufacturing Council India. He founded IDeASLab – India's first Design Observatory. He is Programme chair for Intl Conf Series on Research into Design (ICoRD), 22nd CIRP Design Conf 2012, 3rd Intl Conf on Design Creativity 2015 (3rd ICDC) and vice-Chair for AI in Design and Design Computing & Cognition Conferences. He is an Honorary Fellow of Institution of Engineering Designers, the peer society under the UK Royal Charter in engg design, and TUM Ambassador Awardee from TU Munich Germany. 16 of his papers won top paper awards in international conferences. He co-intiated India's first Smart Factory R&D platform. He also heads IISc-TCS Innovation Lab, IISc Press, and Springer International Book Series on Design Science & Innovation. He received Careers360 Faculty Research Award 2018 for being the 'Most Outstanding Researcher' in Decision Sciences. He is the current Editor-in-Chief for AI EDAM Journal (CUP).

Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti

News & Events

Students conducted a Design Thinking workshop at the Air Force School in Bangalore from February 3–5, 2023
ICoRD'23 was held from January 9–11, 2023, at IISc
The InFuSED symposium was held on January 7, 2023, at the Satish Dhawan Auditorium, IISc.

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