ד"ר איקו אביטל
Iko Avital is a multidisciplinary designer with awarded reputation in Design, Research and Teaching Quality for more than thirty years, who views creative and innovative thinking as a self-important mission, and main goal in his varied pedagogical activities. iko has won international design awards and patents, many in Israel - including the 'Israel Museum' prestigious award for illustration, 'Israel Stars' awards for Packaging, and 'Gold Feather' for Design
Iko was involved in setting departments of design and innovative programs. He still invited to run creativity workshops abroad, to chair session, to review conferences papers, also as Scientific Committee Member, Jury Member for International and National design competitions; and as an examiner of PhD thesis's and oral dissertations defense. He is still permanent visiting professor in IIT - Indian Institute of Technology, since 1998. During 2011-2013 he was faculty in IIT Guwahati and IIT Bombay
Former: Head of Department and Foundation Studies in HIT, Board member in WPO (World Packaging Organization). Head of IGDA (Israeli Graphic Design Association), Director of IIP (Israel Institute of Packaging); CEO of ADG (Avital Design Group), and Noniko Creations
His research Interests: Creativity and Innovation, Design Research and strategy, Design Methods, Visual Communication Design, Product R&D, Retail Design, Packaging Design, and Cultural Sustainability
2004-2006 Ph.D. in Faculty of Arts. CPU - Constantin Philosopher University, Slovakia. Dissertation title: SPIRALIS-Holistic and contextual Creativity Method in Design. Adviser: Prof. Eva Capsova
2002-2004 MA. in Expressive Arts. Dissertation title: Holistic Method in Design Teaching. Adviser: Prof. Yagur Tamar
1986-1988 - Diploma in Psychology, External Learning Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
1983-1984 - Diploma in Etching Art – Elharizi Artsists House, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1981-1982 - Diploma in Retail Strategies - Institute of Commerce and Industries,
1976-1978 – Diploma in Packaging and Logistics. The Israeli Institute of Packaging,
1973-1975 - Diploma in Printing Crafts, ArtCenter, Jerusalem:, Israel.
1968-1972 B.Des. In Visual Communication Design. Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.
Creativity and Innovation
Design Research and strategy
Visual Communication Design
Since 2013 B.Sc. Creativity and Innovation Courses
History and Philosophy of Design