It was through a book written by Institute of Design Professor Emeritus Vijay Kumar that Gauri Bhatt first learned about design methods, a turning point that led her to a passion for, and a career in, design research.
During her graduate design studies in India Gauri Bhatt (MDes 2022) discovered 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization.
The book proved essential for Bhatt then, as she was beginning her formal education in design after completing a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering. It remains as important now as it was when she first picked it up.
“I’m sitting with the book right here on my table,” Bhatt says, while picking up a copy during a Zoom call in April 2022.