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Creative Minds At Work In ‘Elysian and Synesthesia’

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Creative Minds At Work In ‘Elysian and Synesthesia’


“It’s not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and yes, beauty to people’s lives.”

-Don Norman

The 1st Design Summit of the University School of Design and Innovation (USDI), SYNESTHESIA and 2nd ELYSIAN summit of University School of Automation & Robotics (USAR) encapsulated the synthesis of the traditional knowledge and the current technical knowledge, leading to a blissful living. The students enhanced both their technical and creative skills at the three-day summit, marking the annual festival

in the GGSIPU East campus.

Students of Design will think, visualise and plan; whereas, the students of Architecture will execute and create; and the students of Automation and Robotics will automate the creation and get it operated by Robots, said Dr Kamal Pathak, Registrar, while addressing the gathering of students.

According to Prof Arvinder Kaur, Dean, the Hackathon for enthusiasts for building creative applications on a themed challenge, fuelled by passion and determination was witnessed overnight. The Hackathon had multiple tracks such as: Best Open Innovation, Robotics, Gen AI, Web 3.0 and Cyber Security. In all, 25 teams were shortlisted. Under Synesthesia, the activities carried out included: Design-athon, Concept to Reality, Terracotta Workshop, Bamboo Workshop, Virtual Gauntlet, Photography Workshop, Sustainable Styling Workshop and Panel Discussion.

The word Elysian is derived from a Greek Word meaning blissful life. Whereas, the word Synesthesia means synthesising the knowledge. Prof P C Sharma, Director welcomed the guests. The Guest of Honour, Prof Amit Mookerjee, DTU asserted that the ‘Viksit Bharat’ is the dream and the aspiration of many youths in India.

Dr Rahul Johari gave an overall overview of the program. Dr Nanda, an industrialist dealing in toys shared his learning experiences. Dr Bindoo Ranjan proposed the vote of thanks.

An illuminating experience that celebrates the spirit of inquiry and celebrates the pursuit of enlightenment!


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