Prof Prakash V Unakal has Masters in Design (Industrial Design) from Industrial Design Centre, I I T Mumbai, with B.Tech (Mechanical Engg.) from N I T, Calicut. He has over 20 years of experience - 13 yrs in Industry and 8 yrs as academician. His area of expertise are in product design, development and management. He has credit of designing numerous consumer products as Industrial designer. His research areas of interest are innovation, new product design and development, new opportunity identification, creativity, strategic design, consumer behavior and emotion and design management.
He has been Head - Dept of Design, MSRSAS, Bangalore running successfully masters progamme in affiliation with Coventry University UK at MSRSAS Bangalore. He was instrumental in organizing various design shows such as Design First Conference, Ankur, Deeksha Design degree show. He has mentored around 300 product designers, who are well placed in Industry. He has lead Media Trans European research project identifying emerging trends/needs in Indian SME sectors in TV, Print, New Media, Radio.He has worked in software industry as software consultant across USA for IBM,ATT and eConnect, LA, USA.He has also worked as industrial designer in HMT Ltd Bangalore and designed numerous consumer products.