Avinash is from India. He did his bachelor's in Industrial Design in India at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He is passionate about photography which is one of his go-to activities. He loves to keep hieself active, so he enjoys playing basketball, cricket and football.
Why did you choose this master's programme at KTH?
Three simple reasons justify my choice of programme, passion being a priority. Firstly, I wanted to strengthen my fundamentals in innovation with sustainability considerations from a futuristic perspective. Secondly, I wanted to challenge myself on a more prominent design platform with wider and unique concepts to substantiate my creativity and competitiveness. Exposing myself to a broader population has always been my motive as I tend to look at and admire fascinating works, which drives me to betterment. From that point on, I would learn to appreciate those previously less appealing to me. Thirdly, I wanted to work along with other post-docs and students to make my contribution to the field and turn my dreams into reality.
What are the best aspects of your programme?
My programme is everything I expected, perfectly structured to offer a design learning experience. The most fun and interesting part of the programme is the immersive learning experience which lets one learn to design, and KTH provides the same. The interactive group projects and hands-on experience in making design proposals for each module with the right mix of the know-how attached make the programme more than exciting! Last but not least, the exposure to Scandinavian design is the best part of the programme, which brought me here and most certainly met all my expectations.
How do studies at KTH differ from your previous studies?
Since I have already been into studying design, I always lacked the confidence to develop solid concepts and proposals during my early bachelor's studies. But the real-time application-based projects and motivating environment at KTH, along with fantastic colleagues and instructors, made me much more confident and improved my taste for authentic design cuisines. Also another impact making a difference is the accessibility to various workshops and tools that KTH offers, which unlocked a completely newer point of view for me as a designer. I believe that's an essential and must-case experience.
What do you want to do after graduating?
I always wanted to work in a design studio, preferably a closed design studio and not a large-scale company, which I believe would justify my passion and my choice to be a designer. Working in a team closely with products and launching them is what I always wanted to do and would be doing later after my graduation. I would like to face more challenges and explore the infinity that lies ahead and keep learning through the process while doing what I enjoy the most!
What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master's studies?
If you are passionate about design, want to develop products, and need a deeper understanding of the process and technicalities attached, then close your eyes and choose KTH. The study experience here is one of the most structured, and there is always learning happening in the most interesting and meaningful way. To spice it up, the influence of Scandinavian design gives a newer perspective on thinking and is something that one should experience. KTH offers a balanced student life in the most beautiful city, improving student life. I believe a master's at KTH was one of my best decisions in life to upscale myself and widen my scope. This platform offers the best for anyone soaked with feel and passion for what they do or even for those unclear about what they need to do.