H S Lohit

Mr. H. S. Lohit

Associate Dean, Assistant Professor and Head|Department of Industrial Design


Mr H S Lohit has served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design since 2015 and also heads the Department of Industrial Design at RUAS. Between 2009 and 2015, he was an Assistant Professor of this department. He conducts focused research on various topics such as social design, design communication & branding, symbolism, patterns and motifs, iconography and vernacular design and shape / form abstraction and generation.

In the early part of his career, he has been a Design Intern at HAL (2003 – 2004) and at NID, R&D Centre in Bangalore (2005 – 2006). He moved to Pune to become an Industrial Designer at ONIO Design (2006 – 2007).

He studied for his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Bangalore University (2004) and then proceeded to do his Master’s degree in New Product Design offered by Coventry University of the UK (2006). He continued his educational pursuits by taking up another Master’s degree and specialising in International Business and Management for Design at the University of Salford, the UK (2009). He was at École Internationale De Design, Toulon, France.

Qualifications

  • MSc International Business and Management for Design

    University of Salford, UK At: École Internationale De Design, Toulon, France

  • MSc New Product Design

    Coventry University, UK

  • B.E Mechanical

    Bangalore University

Experience

Total years of Experience :

11 Years

Academic Experience :

  1. Assistant Professor in Department of Design — M.S. Ramaiah School of Adavanced Studies, Bangalore — 5 Years (2009 to 2014)
  2. Assistant Professor in Department of Industrial Design — M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences , Bangalore — 6 Years (2014 to Present)
  3. Head of Department in Department of Industrial Design — M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences , Bangalore — 5 Years (2015 to Present)
  4. Associate Dean in Faculty of Art and Design — M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences , Bangalore — 5 Years (2015 to Present)

Research and Industry Experience:

  1. Design Intern, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Bangalore — 8 Months (September 2003 — April 2004)
  2. Design Intern, National Institute of Design (NID,R&D Centre), Bangalore — 6 Months (October 2005 — March 2006)
  3. Industrial Designer, ONIO Design, Pune — 8 Months (July 2006 — February 2007)

Training Experience

  1. Invited Lectures: Design talk at St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design , 2019
  2. Conferences (Organized):
    Product Design and Development, Transport Design, Product Ergonomics

Research Interest

Social Design, Design Communication & Branding, Symbolism, Patterns and Motifs, Iconography and Vernacular Design, Shape/​Form Abstraction and Generation

Research Expertise

Creativity and Systematic Innovation, Design Methodology, Emotional Design and Aesthetics, Product Development

Keywords

  • Symbolism
  • Iconography and Vernacular Design
  • Emotional Design and Aesthetics
  • Product development

International Journal Papers:

  1. Mr. Rajat Saini, Mr. Lohit. Design And Development Of An Airborne Floating Device For Commercial Applications, International Journal of Current Advanced Research, (Vol. 7, Issue, 9(A), pp.15248 – 15251, September, 2018) 
  2. Mr Sachin, Mr Jayaprakash, Mr Lohit H S, Mr Abhilash S. Design and Development of Compost Bin for Indian Kitchen, International Journal of Waste Resources, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Jan 2018

Journal Papers:

  1. Ganesh Prasad D. Kannan, Lohit H. S. and Srinivasa. Design and Development of Room Air Purifier for Indian Middle Class Homes, Sastech Journal, Vol 17, Issue 2, August 2018
  2. Usharanjini M., Reemi Thakuria and Lohit H. S. Design and Development of Manual Mixer, Sastech Journal, Vol 16, Issue 1, January 2017
  3. Prashantha N. R., Lohit H. S and Reemi Thakuria. Design and Development of Bread Making Machine for Indian Homes, Sastech Journal, Vol 16, Issue 1, January 2017
  4. Gururaj P. Bhumannavar, Srinivasa and Lohit H.S Design and Development of a Low Cost Mobile Spray Pump for Indian Middle Class Farmers, Sastech Journal, Vol 15, Issue 2, September 2016
  5. K. S. Shaji, H. S. Lohit, Chiranjith Barui. Design and Development of an Automatic Dosa Maker for Indian Households, Sastech Journal, Vol 15, Issue 1, January 2016
  6. P. Bhumannavar, Srinivasa H. S. Lohit. Design and Development of a Low Cost Mobile Spray Pump for Indian Middle Class Farmers, Vol 15, Sastech Journal, Issue 1, January 2016
  7. M. D. Sunil Kumar, Sharath S. Shirsi, H. S. Lohit. Design and Development of Wheat Puffing Machine for Commercial Application, Sastech Journal, Vol 14, Issue 2, September 2015
  8. Vivek J. Yadav, H. S. Lohit, Srinivasa. Design and Development of Motorized Wheelchair for Physically Challenged, Sastech Journal, Vol 14, Issue 2, September 2015
  9. Prasanna Sanjeevasetty, H. S. Lohit, C. Dileepa. Design and Development of a Range of Devices Utilizing Energy from Human Footfalls, Sastech Journal, Vol 13, Issue 1, April 2014
  10. D. Saravanan, H. S. Lohit, Vignesh Ravichandran. Design and Development of a Manually Operated Agarbatti Powder Mixer for Micro Enterprises in India, Sastech Journal, Vol 13, Issue 1, April 2014
  11. V. S. Shammy, Srinivasa, H. S. Lohit. Design and Development of A Low Cost Air Cooler, ; Sastech Journal, Vol 12, Issue 2, September 2013
  12. T. Sooraj, H. S. Lohit, Vignesh Ravichandran. Design of Learning aids for Children with Down Syndrome ; Sastech Journal, Vol 12, Issue 1, May 2013
  13. Sreenath S. N., Sudhindra Kumar, Lohit H. S. Design of an Infant Incubator for Cost Reduction and Improved Usability for Indian Health Care Centers, Sastech Journal, Vol 11, Issue 2, September 2012
  14. Mohan Kumar R., Lohit H. S., Manas Ranjan Mishra , Md. Basheer Ahamed. Design of Multipurpose Wheel Chair for Physically Challenged and Elder People, Sastech Journal, Vol 11, Issue 1, May 2012
  15. Emil Varghese, Sudhindra Kumar, Lohit H S. Design of Multipurpose Modular, Flexible and Space-Saving Dining Table, Sastech Journal, Vol 10, Issue 2, September 2011
  16. Lohit H S, Sumer Singh, Sushanth C S. Design Intervention in Living Room for the Modern Elite Class. Sastech Journal, Vol 05, Issue 1, April 2006

Patents:

  1. Sourabh P.N., A Suraj Kumar, Bolisettty Soumya Durga, Lohit HS, Non electric filter for portable water purifiers”, Indian Patent Filed, Nov. 2018
  2. Rajat Saini, Lohit HS, Bala Vignesh, Design and Development of an Airborne Floating Device for Commercial Applications”, Indian Patent Application Filed, Nov. 2018
  3. Dr. Shwetha Venkataramana, Dr. Preetham Shankapal, Lohit HS, Title-Device and Apparatus for Non Invasive Oral Cancer Screening” App. No- 201741046756, OMS REF. NO.C.000507, December 27, 2017
  4. N S Jagadeesh Shankar, C Gopinath, H S Lohit Method, System and Apparatus of puffed rice maker” Indian Patent Application: 4368/CHE/2014, September 05, 2014.
  5. V. Suresh Kumar, Manas Ranjan Mishra, H. S. Lohit User Friendly Soil Cement Block Machine”, Indian Patent Application: 4145/CHE/2012, October 9, 2012

Newspaper Articles:

  1. A Career in Product Design”, Lohit HS, June 9, 2016, Deccan Herald, Bangalore

  1. 7th place in International Swarovski Competition Inspired by Passion Topaz”, Eyewear Design Sep. 2009
  2. Setup Faculty of Art and Design and Initiated development of BDes., BVoc. and MDes. Programmes in Product Design and BDes. in Visual Communication 
  3. Setup Industrial Design and Fashion Design Labs
  4. Policy Making regarding the Faculty and the associated Programmes
  5. Ensured Development, Revision and Improvement of all the academic programmes at the Faculty under Dept. of Industrial Design and Dept. of Fashion Design
  6. Maintained standards of Teaching and overseeing all academic activities
  7. Developed Association with Industry to provide student learning advancement and Internships