// VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN RESEARCH INSPIRATION //

In "Critical Wayfinding”, an article by Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller (published in 

The Edge of the Millennium, ed. Susan Yelavich; New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1993, pp 220-232), shares:

“Graphic design, as the interface between people and products, information       

and environments; has the potential to interpret, revise, and critique the world     

as well as to simplify and condense it. The notion that design should be transparent, and that we are simply legibility and problem-solvers, offers a recessive and reactive role for design that is ultimately disempowering.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

// ONGOING DESIGN RESEARCH //

  •  Interpretive Semiosis & Place-making Models for Navigation Graphics     (exploring Interpretive Environmental Graphic Design: EGD)

  •  Redirective Design Practice, Co-Design & 'Learning Space' investigations        to develop sustainable students' centric graphic design practice-based   spaces.

  •  Engaging Design Projects [EDPs]: Investigating PBL methods for Blended   Pedagogy to teach Visual Communication Courses

  •  Review of designs & frameworks for Safe Typography: Typography for   contemporary cockpit display interface designs in luxury automotives

  •  Image Making techniques & approaches in Visual Identity Designs for       Brand Communications (practice-based)

  •  Culture-Form Relationships in Gurmukhi Script (practice-based Indic type   design context)

                                                                                                               // EDITORIAL & REVIEWER ROLES //

Editorial Board Member, Associate Editor of the Reviewing Committee for International Journals & Editorial responsibility for a national newsletter  

2019 till date                      2016 - 2017                        August 2014 Issue

Member, International Programme Committee of the 8th International

Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD’21), jointly organised by Centre for Product Design and Management (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and

IDC School of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), 2020 - 2021

Reviewer (Jury Member) for INSIGHT 2018, a peer-reviewed International Design Research Symposium; organised by NID Ahmedabad

External Reviewer for M.Des level Design Research Seminar (DRS) organised at  IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay in 2019 and 2020

// ORGANISING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AT IITG & NID //

Role:

Activity Vice Chairperson, Research & Development, NID (2018-2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design Research Mapping Workshop for Faculty members at NID.

Research Groups (RGs) were formed and a vision plan was mapped and presented by each RG | Event: 75th Faculty Forum, 2019 | Venue: ESI,

Sughad, Gandhinagar

R & D, NID Team development of SEED Research Grant Scheme for Early  Career Faculty members, NID, 2019

Role:

Department Co-ordinator, KIC-TEQIP National Workshops, Dept. of Design

(DoD), IIT Guwahati (2015-2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role:

Faculty Advisor (Dept. of Design) & Co-ordinator for Environmental Graphics, Exhibits, Research Colloquium, etc. for Research Conclave 2017, IIT Guwahati

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

// CONTENT DEVELOPMENTS: D'source design gallery IIT Bombay //

LOGOS OF INDIA | Dr. Nanki Nath and Professor Ravi Poovaiah

SRI SIVA VISHNU TEMPLE | Dr. Nanki Nath

 

SHOP SIGNS | Dr. Nanki Nath 

 

SPECTACULAR SIGNS OF MADRASAPATTINAM

Dr. Nanki Nath & Sanjukta Das

TYPOAUTO GRAPHICS | Dr. Nanki Nath 

// INDEPENDENT PUBLICATIONS  //

/ JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS /

 

Nath, Nanki (2020). Journey of Signs and Shop Signs from Prehistory to Digital Age.

CULTURAL SYNDROME, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 99-111, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30998/cs.v2i2.517

Nath, Nanki (2014). Indigenous Identities: Hand-painted Letterforms in IndiaDesign For All Institute

of India, New Delhi, Aug 14-Vol. 9-No. 8. pp. 27-33

/ BOOK CHAPTERS /

UPCOMING...

Nath, Nanki (2021). Engaging Design Projects: a PBL framework for New Normal Communication

Design Education

Nath, Nanki (2021). Future Scenario: Reimagining Speculative and Reflective Graphic Design Practice. 

The Trellis | Design + Research: a research centric publication from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Issue 10 | Vol. 3 of June 2020, pp. 21-25

 

 

Nath, Nanki (2021). Visual Framework of Colour Analysis of Shop Signs in India, In: Chakrabarti A., Poovaiah R., Bokil P., Kant V. (eds) Design for Tomorrow—Volume 1, Ch 19ICoRD2021. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 221. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0041-8_19

Nath, Nanki (2019). Embedded Diversities: Design Explorations with the Tool of Type and Expressions.

In: Chakrabarti A. (eds) Research into Design for a Connected World. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 135, Ch 30. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-5977-4_30

Nath, Nanki and Poovaiah, Ravi (2013). Classifying Shop Signs: Open Card Sorting of Bengaluru Shop Signs

(India). In: Chakrabarti A., Prakash R. (eds) ICoRD'13. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, India. pp.1287 - 1299. <https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-1050-4_103>

Nath, Nanki and Poovaiah, Ravi (2011).  Understanding  Richness: A new typology of visual cues and

meaning in Signs. In Print Proceedings  of Design Development  and Research Conference (DDR),

Cape Peninsula University of Technology  (CPUT), Cape Town, SA, pp. 283-301, ISBN: 978-0-620-52128-4.

 

/ PEER-REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA /

Nath, Nanki (2022). Colors, Visual Display Design and Ergonomics. Theme: FORM. REFORM. TRANSFORM. Under subtheme

Creativity 5.0. 

Nath, Nanki (2021). Engaging Design Projects: a PBL Framework  for the New Normal Communication Design Education. Humanizing Work and Work Environment  2021 (HWWE 2021), 1-3 December 2021, Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)

Nath, Nanki (2021). Ik Onkar Gurmukhī (ੴ ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ): Decoding Culture-Form Associations in Writing practice TYPOGRAPHY DAY 2021, IDC School of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Main Conference Link, Speakers Link

Nath, Nanki (2021). Exploring Image Making through Pictorial Shorthand and Abstraction in Typography: National Institute of Technology Sikkim Logo Design Project, Fifteenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices:  For Towards A [Design] New Deal, 3-5 March, 2021 at University of Monterrey, Mexico, <https://cgscholar.com/cg_event/events/G21/accepted_proposals#>

Nath, Nanki (2018). Conceptual Framework of Typeface Applications for In-Vehicle Cockpit Display Designs [Context: Global Car Brands] INSIGHT'18, a bi-annual Design Research Symposium, National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, Under Session 3: Contemporary & Evolving Models of Design Research1 November2018, NID Ahmedabad, India, pp. 78-79

Proposal selected for special session in international summit

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Nath, Nanki (2017). Signage Design and Wayfinding Strategy for Amer Road, Jaipur, India. World Design Summit, Montréal, Canada, USA

/ POSTER PUBLICATION OF RESEARCH PAPER /

Nath, Nanki (2016). Applications of Typeface Semantics in designing Name IdentificationsHimalayan Languages Symposium 22, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Centre for

Linguistic Science and Technology, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India

// PUBLICATIONS CO-AUTHORED WITH MY STUDENTS //

 

/ BOOK CHAPTERS /

Jha, D., Yammiyavar, P. and Nath, N. (2018). Textiles as communicating links for cultural traditions.

In book: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research

2018 (KEER2018): Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 19-22 March 2018, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, pp 168-177. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-8612-0_19 

Jha, D., Nath, N. and Yammiyavar, P. (2017). Moods evoked by Traditional Indian Textiles - An Exploratory Study. In Print Proceedings of International Conference  on Creativity and Cognition in Art and Design

(ICCCAD 2017), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bloomsbury Publishing

India Pvt. Ltd., © NID Bengaluru, ISBN: 978-93-86349-88-0

/ PEER REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL CONFERENCES /

Proposal of a completed Design Project | selected for Typography Day 2020

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Chatterjee, S. and Nath, N. (2020). Mono-linear Bangla typeface design: a project exploring local-

global possibilities with the script, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. In Web: under Student Speakers, the 13th Typography Day 2020 at The Faculty of Arts and Design, The Applied Sciences

University, Amman, Jordan with support from The Lebanese University, IDC School of Design,

IIT Bombay, InDeAs and Aksharaya

Jha, D., Yammiyavar, P. and Nath, N. (2017). Smart textile trends and their implications in digitising craft traditions. International Conference on Recent Trends and Sustainability in Crafts & Design, © Indian

Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

/ POSTER PUBLICATIONS OF RESEARCH PAPERS /

Jha, D., Yammiyavar, P. and Nath, N. (2017). Indian Textiles as wearables – An exploration of their

potential in the IOT space, Research Conclave 2017, 16-19 March, 2017, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India

Rathod Abhay, N., Nath, N. and Borathakur, P. (2017). Improved packaging design for long distance transportation of high value horticultural crops, Research Conclave 2017, 16-19 March, 2017, IIT

Guwahati, Assam, India

Ragui, Hon and Nath, N. (2016). Design of a Modern Typeface in Meetei Mayek Script for Manipur, IndiaHimalayan Languages Symposium 22, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and the         Centre for Linguistic Science and Technology, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India

 

// PUBLICATIONS CO-AUTHORED WITH MY GUIDE & MENTOR //

 

/ JOURNAL PUBLICATION / 

Nath, Nanki and Poovaiah, Ravi (2015). Influence of Movie Poster Themes on the Color Trends used

in the Shop Signs of Cities in India, The International Journal of Visual Design (The Design Collection) - Common Ground Publishing, University of Illinois Research Park, USA, September, 9(3), 23-53, 2015,

ISSN: 2325-1581

/ PEER REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS / 

Nath, Nanki and Poovaiah, Ravi (2015). Simulating the Appearance of Painted and Digital Display

Type on Shop Signs in India. Typography Day 2015, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, India.

Web proceedings

Nath, Nanki and Poovaiah, Ravi (2014)Role of Display Type in Signage Design, India. In Proceedings

of collective abstracts in “Design Innovation and Success”, International Ergonomics Conference

HWWE 2015, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India

Nath, Nanki and Poovaiah, Ravi (2013)Pragmatic and Syntactic trends in Display Typography on the

shop signs of Abdul Rehman Street, MumbaiTypography Day 2013, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India

Web proceedings

 

Nath N., Poovaiah R. (2013) Classifying Shop Signs: Open Card Sorting of Bengaluru Shop Signs

(India). In: Chakrabarti A., Prakash R. (eds) ICoRD'13. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, India. pp.1287 - 1299. <https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-1050-4_103>

Nath, Nanki and Poovaiah, Ravi (2011). Understanding Richness: A new typology of visual cues and

meaning in Signs. In Print Proceedings of Design Development and Research Conference (DDR), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 283-301,

ISBN: 978-0-620-52128-4

Nath, Nanki and Poovaiah, Ravi (2010). Investigation of the most preferred Bilingual Combination of

Words: An Experiment with a selected Place Identification Signboard. DESIGN THOUGHTS, IDC School

of Design, IIT Bombay. Issue: August 2010

Abstract selection in past International Conference:

 

Nath, Nanki and Poovaiah, Ravi (2010). Investigation of the most preferred Bilingual Combination

of Words: An Experiment with a selected Place Identification Signboard. ATypI Dublin, Ireland.

// PUBLICATIONS CO-AUTHORED WITH MY CONTEMPORARIES //

Full paper accepted | web resource:

Reddy, Shashidhar and Nath, Nanki (2014). Display Type Expressions: The Cultural

underpinnings of the Scripts from two Royal Cities of India. Typography Day 2014, IDC

School of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India

 

Dalvi, Mustansir and Nath, Nanki (2013). Display Typography of House Names in

Mumbai’s Residential Buildings: A Semiotic Intervention. In Web Proceedings: 

Typography Day, IIT Guwahati (Typography Day 2013), IITG, Assam, India

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