Design Week 2017

Student Achievements at the ‘Lanka Star’ Packaging competition

Twelve students from the Department of Integrated Design were able to win three gold stars, four silver stars and five bronze stars in the ‘Lanka Star Packaging competition (Student category) 2016’ organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging.

These award winning designs can be introduced as some of the outcomes of the Package design project of Level 3 and the design project ‘Adjoining Traditional Crafting, Ramba-2016’ of level2 where the students designed lifestyle products and product packages using Banana fibres.


Typography Day  2017  

Typography Day 2017

Typography Day is an international conference devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators. The conference includes presentations by invited keynote speakers, eminent academicians, blind juried papers, industry professionals, research scholars and students. The event will also host an exhibition of selected posters and typographic works of students and faculty members from Design Institutes.

We the Department of Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya hope to host the next conference. Deadline for abstract submission: 31st August 2016 For more details log on to


‘Adjoining Traditional Crafting, RAMBA 2016’

The project ‘Adjoining traditional crafting, RAMBA 2016’, the annual academic program of the level two students of the Department of Integrated Design was successfully completed as an eco friendly Banana Fiber products exhibition and Avant-Garde fashion show on 28th to 30th of May at the Trace Expert City, Colombo 10.

  Adjoining Traditional Crafting, RAMBA 2016

Student Exchange Program between The Department of Integrated Design and National Institute of Design (NID), India  

Student Exchange Program between The Department of Integrated Design and National Institute of Design (NID), India

A group of undergraduate design students and one professor from National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad, India visited the Department of Integrated design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa for the extension of the academic exchange program initiated in the September 2015. This second stage of the exchange program was organized mainly at the premises of University of Moratuwa and few identified crafts villages and heritage sites from 23rd May to 4th June 2016. The participated students represented academic fields of Product Design, Ceramic and Glass Design, Exhibition Design, Textile Design and Furniture & Interior Design at NID. This group of students were facilitated to gain Sri Lankan traditional Crafts knowledge and exposure on the social and cultural settings of the country. The group was actively engaged with the level two design project , Adjoining Traditional Crafting- RAMBA 2016 where they were able to build a strong relationship and worthwhile academic exchange experience between two student groups.

The core objectives of the program were to strengthen the relation between two institutes and to establish opportunities even for future collaborations to exchange and share ideas on design thinking, design process and approaches. Program was organized under the guidance of Head of Department, Archt. Sithumini Rathnamalala and the Director, NID Prof. Pradyumna Vyas.