Deepak John Mathew

Professor and head of the Department, Indian Institute of Technology,

Deepak John Mathew

Deepak John Mathew holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts (Graphic Arts) from the M.S. University, Vadodara and has a PhD in Design Education from the Centre for Advanced Studies in Education, M.S. University, and Vadodara.

Currently He is Professor and head of the Design Department and involved in setting up the design Department at IIT Hyderabad.

At NID, Deepak was the head of photography design from 2002 to2013 and taught Analytical Drawing, Composition, Colour and Form, Design Drawing, Illustration, Colour and Composition for Digital Medium, Basic Photography, Advanced Photography, Fashion Photography, Product and Still Life Photography, and Documentary Photography.

He has been instrumental in designing and developing the dual postgraduate programme in Photography Design. He also set up the Photography Design discipline and started an International Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Photography at the institute in collaboration with University for Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. Deepak has curated a number of exhibitions, his photographs have been published in various books,He had five solo shows in UK and India, exhibited his work at many international and national exhibitions and has authored several papers. He has written a book called, Principles of Design through Photography. and a regular contributor and columnist to magazines

XR for Heritage preservation andTeaching learning tool for Millennials

18 min TED like Talk | Categeory: AR & VR | Target Audience: Any body.

First part of my talk will be on the use of AR/VR for the digital preservation of Indian monuments. The physical experience obtained when people visit the monuments, will be translated to the digital medium. And the aim is to recreate the digital experience much nearer to the original experience of the physical monument. And to create a knowledge base for the future, parallely communicating the form, design, culture and history to next generation. Apart from digital preservation story telling will be a part of this
The second part of the talk looks at the present role of formal ‘Art and Design’ Education at Indian schools and intend to develop a teaching-learning methodology for ‘Art and Design’ education with the aid of Extended Reality technology. Due to ease of access and quality of education it is demanded that education be improved in an innovative way that can break the prevalence of traditional teaching methods. Advanced technology is one of the ways that can enhance the teaching methodology. In the current era, Millennials are adapting to and depending on tech savvy products. Hence, it’s increasingly important to develop new teaching and learning methodology for Language, STEM and Art and Design programs.

Three key takeaways

  • Digital preservation of Heritage monuments using XR.

  • Use of 360 animation for the story telling.
    How the experience creation can help to build a non destructive heritage preservation.

  • How to build a learning environment using the new technology like XR for teaching Art and Design.