International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H has opened winter admissions for a new M.Tech program in Product Design & Management. The program aims to create market and design aware technologists, product designers, product managers and start-up founders conceptualize, define, design technology products and connect them with markets.
The curriculum of the M.Tech Program in Product Design and Management empowers graduates to understand the convergence of technology, design, markets and the business of products. The program can lead to creation of new products, new startups, or groom early career IT professions to become technology product managers for technology companies specifically around information technologies.
The M.Tech program includes courses around understanding of technology product, convergence of technology, design, markets & business, product design, development and management, products from emerging technologies (research). An extended program project in the second year helps with creating product-translating ideas into deep technology products that connect with markets.
According to Prof Raghu Reddy, Head of the PDM program, “Modern day engineers tend to be technology- and algorithm-centric and it’s very rare to find people who actually understand customers. On the other hand, product managers focus more on product markets, strategies but seem to focus little on the underlying technologies, product design, and their ability to interface with product developers as well as customers. This program has a nice balance of technology, design and management with specific focus on ICT products to start with.”