Ahmedabad Design Lab is a research, practice, and teaching space for understanding challenges facing society and finding innovative solutions to these challenges. The Lab is premised on using design as the glue to bring together systems of knowledge from multiple disciplines for problem-solving. The Lab will, in particular, work on issues faced by the city of Ahmedabad in social, economic, and governance domains, thereby helping reimagine the city to become one of the most vibrant cities in the country and the world.
Ahmedabad Design Lab will engage with the industry and other organisations primarily for their purposes, conducting programmes and workshops to deal with change by using design as the catalyst and being the facilitator to solve problems. As the first step, the Lab has initiated a Design Minor at the University. The Lab will also host the unique Capstone Projects and guide students. The objective is to advance the development of cutting-edge Design Thinking, its theories and methods, and their applications.