Prof. Singanapalli Balaram is designer, author and teacher with 50 years of experience. He published 7 books including the acclaimed ‘Thinking Design’ (2nd Edition by Sage Publication), which was translated into other languages.
He was Chairman of Education at National Institute of Design and was among the First Design Educators of India. He was invited by Government of India to establish the ‘Craft Development Institute’ in Kashmir. He was conferred position of Emeritus Professor of Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University. He was invited member of the Editorial Board of Design Issues International Journal from 1990 to 2010. He is award winning product Designer and Recipient of 4 patents for his innovations. He was a Founder Dean of D. J. Academy of Design from 2005 to 2018. His other honors include the Grand Jury Award for Universal Design Education by International Association of Universal Designers, Ron Mace Designing for the 21st Century Award (the only Indian to get this honor), and NCPEDP Hellen Keller Award for Design for the differently Abled. He was confirmed the honorary Fellowship of Society of Industrial Designers of India for his distinguished contribution.
After a Diploma in Engineering, Balaram studied Design at NID, and Research Studies at Riyal College of Art, England.

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Thursday, February 25

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