Praveen Nahar

Praveen Nahar is a Senior Faculty member in Industrial Design at NID. He is currently Discipline Lead for Product Design, Activity Chairperson for International Programmes.

He is teaching/mentoring Product Design and Transportation & Automobile Design Programmes. In the recent past he also headed Design Consultancy Services, Knowledge Management Centre, Transportation & Automobile Design Programme, Outreach Programmes etc.

He studied Production Engineering at the undergraduate level, Industrial Design at the master's level from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) New Delhi, and postgraduate course in Sustainable Design from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Praveen has over 17 years of experience in design teaching, consultancy and research. Prior to NID, he was a lecturer in industrial design at IIT Bombay and a research associate in Transportation Research at IIT Delhi.

He has wide areas of academic and professional interests, including Systems Thinking in Design, Design Thinking, Sustainable Design/Green Design, Design in the Public Domain, Rapid Product Development, Appropriate Technology, Strategic Design etc. He has been involved in various research projects and consultancy at both the micro and strategic level in various domains of industry. Some of the significant and recent ones are with AMUL (world’s largest dairy cooperative), Indian Railways, health care sector etc.

In recent years he has been actively involved with academic projects with students concerning Systems Thinking and Design which involves projects with complex issues/wicked problems ranging from healthcare to mobility. He also involved with design research Projects/studios with Microsoft, Nokia, Hyundai, Pininfarina, Panasonic, Steelcase, Siemens, RCA etc.

He is widely travelled, lectured, presented in forums and conducted design workshops and seminars in the area of Systems Thinking in Design, Sustainability, Universal Design etc across many countries including Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Laos, Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, Israel, Turkey, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Maxico, USA etc.

He is been India liaison for the "O2 Ecological Design Global Network" for many years. Recently Praveen is also has been on Jury of "India Design Mark", "Design for Change" global movement for children and "Innovative Mobility Solutions" at PACE Global Forum.

pnahar[at]nid [dot]edu


  • Discipline Lead, Product Design
  • Activity Chairperson, International Programmes