The objective of this paper is to examine the overlaps between the various creative disciplines taught in Art & Design institutions. Interdisciplinary exchange has been a key to excel and provide solutions for a better world. This paper will be discussing in detail the nature of art and how it inspires design thinking and innovation in university curriculum. The overlaps amongst various disciplines are common in the current world. Art and design academics have taken these steps as it has become imperative for best learning outcomes. Art and design overlap but they are also contrasting in many ways. To understand these nuances, one has to understand the challenges academia faces to teach creativity and how resources of the new world can be used to overcome challenges related to interdisciplinary pedagogy. Design and art have numerous parallels and overlaps between the two. Art provokes conversation alongside emotion and to a varied degree is associated with problem solving, however designers have a methodical proposal i.e., plan and to some extent is data- driven. Understanding the processes that are associated with Design itself, pre-design, conceptualization and post design leading to the potential outcome. Questioning ideas, resolving solutions and developing the cohesiveness amalgamation of various elements amongst the various design and art practices. Design can be seen in our daily life and mankind began the design journey ever since he started inventing tools centuries ago. Planning the events through the course of the day, rearranging interior spaces in our homes, redesigning the curriculum for more fluidity and improvements in teaching methods, all require design skills. Design is an iterative process that keeps improving through the course of time.
Fatima Siddiqi started her career as a Designer at one of the leading Fashion/Textile brands of Pakistan. With her hard work and dedication, she experienced a meteoric rise in her career and was promoted to a Managerial position in the design department with in short span of 3 years. She has gained extensive industrial experience both locally and internationally. Throughout her corporate journey she has worked with leading designers, educators, researchers, and industry experts at the forefront of design, technology and innovation. To further add to her experience, Fatima dared to continue her learning and development and for that purpose she joined University of Sussex to pursue her MSc. Strategic Innovation Management. During her time in UK, she worked for different innovative start-ups while pursuing her degree. She completed her education in UK with a distinction. Due to her keen interest in research and development she has written about innovative methods to reduce waste through “The Transition of Plastics in Food Packaging”. This research has intrigued interest and led her to explore the endless boundaries within the textile sector. Fatima’s knowledge and commitment to design for social innovation progressed over several years and therefore she is committed to be an influential part of the larger IVS community.