नमस्ते/ Hello/ 你好/ ¡Hola! I am Rohit !
I am a designer and an engineer who believes in the power of design to generate rational discussions about the present and probable. I try to approach design as a dialogue with problems through diverse mediums. I practice "design by doing" flexing my muscles in both — engineering and design. I like to build and create things for creative inquiry with a research focus.

I have made things from electronic matchsticks to a solar car that have crossed the entire Australian continent. Some of my work goes in cars used by about 3,70,000 people. I have experience in working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural international design and product teams.

I have won awards like CHI-17 Best Student Design Award, Best Interaction Design Student, IIT Bombay, Yahoo!Japan Hack-U Best Hack, and some others.

I am looking for work at the cross-roads of design, technology, and research.


Since October 2018, I am working as a design and technology fellow with the Digital Design Lab, IED Innovation Lab under Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid.

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2019 – Present
Designer and Technologist at Propelland, Madrid, Spain

Working on exploring design possibilties through technology for meaningful change.

2018 – 2019
Design and Technology Fellow at IED Innovation Lab, Madrid, Spain

Working with design research, prototyping, data visualization, generative design, art, AI, agents, experimental design methods, EU funded art+tech collaboration, new social networks, and web technologies like HTML/CSS/JS/Vuejs/Nuxt.

2016 – 2018
Graduate Teaching Assistant, eKalpa Project at IDC School of Design under Prof. Ravi Poovaiah

Creative technologist with artists and designers for installation work exhibited at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.

2014 – 2016
Assistant Manager - Human Machine Interaction Tata Motors Engineering and Research Center, Pune

As a HMI engineer worked on human touchpoints like infotainment system, App designs, Attribute strategy, and Vehical Acoustics. Products include Bolt, Tiago, Tigor, and Nexon.


2018 – 2019
Masters in Digital Design (by Internship), Digital Design Lab, Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid

2016 – 2018
Masters in Interaction Design, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay

2010 – 2014
Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Delhi Technological University


  • 2018 — "Nature Embedded" at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
  • 2017 —“Who you are is what you get” at Interact 2017, Mumbai, India
  • 2015 — Talk on “Using open-source tools to get started with MSP430 microcontrollers” at Makerfest 2015.
  • 2015 — Talk on “Prototype to Production” at Thoughtworks, Pune
  • 2019 — Masters Consortium presentation at Ninth International Symposium on communicability , computer graphics, and innovative design for interactive systems (CCGIDIS 2019).
  • 2019 — Threads - Exploring generative complexity through digital threads in an innocent world at function() fest, Mallorca, Spain.

  • Gupta, R., Vidyanta, U., & Murali, S. (2019, Jan) LOCAL: Online visibility for local shopkeepers through participatory geo-information systems. Accepted for presentation in 7th International Conference on Research Into Design
  • Gupta,R. & Dalvi, G (2018, May). FAND: A shareable haptic foot interface device. In IEEE Serious Games and Application to Health 2018, Vienna, Austria. Paper presented by self at the conference.
  • Padhi D.R., Gupta R. (2017) IVR Wizard of OZ Field Experiment with Less-Literate Telecom Customers. In: Bernhaupt R., Dalvi G., Joshi A., K. Balkrishan D., O’Neill J., Winckler M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction -INTERACT 2017. INTERACT 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10516. Springer, Cham
  • Gupta,R. (2017,October). Who you are is what you get - A reflection on objectivity and bias in information search. In Adjunct proceedings of the 2017 Interact Conference (pp 99-101). IDC
  • Gupta, R., Vidyanta, U., & Murali, S. (2017, May). Paisa Stick: Tangible Cur- rency Interface for Cashless Transactions. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 60-66). ACM. [Best Student Design Award]
  • Singh, J., Gupta, R., & Rizwan, M. (2013, April). Ultra Low Power and Cost Effective Wireless Instrumentation and Telemetry Support System for Solar Mobility Applications. In India Educators’ Conference (TIIEC), 2013 Texas Instruments(pp. 374-378). IEEE.
  • Kesari, J. P., Singh, J., Singh, S. K., & Gupta, R. (2012). Development of a Solar Electric Hybrid Vehicle (No. 2012-28-0025). SAE Technical Paper.

  • 2018— Global € 25.000 Scholarship to work with Digital Design Lab, IED Madrid for research on affective interactions
  • 2018—Best Student Award - Interaction Design at IDC School of Design
  • 2018—Best Office Bearer, Department Placement Co-ordinator, IIT Bombay
  • 2017—Winner, Student Design Competition at CHI 2017 for Paisa Stick.
  • 2016—Winner, Yahoo! Japan HackU! 2016 Hackathon
  • 2016—Winner, Student Design Contest, India HCI 2016.
  • 2015—Runner Up- Intel IOT HackaThon, Pune, India
  • 2014—2nd Prize Autodesk Instructables Build My Lab Contest
  • 2011—Member of the first ever Indian contingent to World Solar Challenge 2011, Australia - A 3000 km cross continent race of solar cars.


Cycling, Reading, Walking, Bookbinding, Gardening, Cooking, Hiking, and Tinkering

Maps, Mirrors, and Clocks

Made by Rohit using Tachyons, Vuejs, and some "Pipas con café". Check out the Colophon to know more.