Department and Faculty Information

Campus Facilities and Institutes

Design Library

After the unification of the Kyushu Institute of Design and Kyushu University in October 2003, the Design Library, one of the branches of Kyushu University Libraries, was born. This library mainly serves the students and staff of the Faculty of Design. All the materials in this library are open to users and it is equipped to support the playback of multiple visual and audio formats related to designing.

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Design Workshop

This facility offers fundamental instruction in a variety of creative endeavors, including graduation thesis projects, and other specialized undertakings. While learning basic operations and skills for using different tools and processing machines, students will also gain practical training to cultivate sensitivity to important materials and to develop creative abilities which are indispensable to designers. At the same time, they work on practice in confirming scales and the test-manufacturing and study of machines and tools for experimentation.

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Digital Workshop

This workshop provides a variety of equipment and software used to create digital images, including the following for producing high-quality content and archive.

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Multi-Purpose Building

This is a multi-purpose facility, which goes by the name “Tajigen” (“Multi-dimension”) among students. The area for multi-dimensional design experiments is composed of a central facility for experiments, and four additional laboratories for basic experiments, plus an exhibition hall surrounding them.

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Design Commons

Design Commons (Learning Support Facility ) is the facility not only just as a cafeteria and shop but also as cross-cutting support of education and research activities.
The facility provides "Active Learning Space" which is available for events, exhibitions and learning space and "Center for Health Sciences and Counseling” for students and faculty members.
1st floor: GEIKO Lounge (Cafeteria), Shop
2nd floor : Active Learning Space, Center for Health Sciences and Counseling, Resting room (for women )

Photographer:Omori Kyoko

Center for Designed Futures of Kyushu University

Center for Designed Futures of Kyushu University conducts sophisticated educational research to understand and express human artistic sensitivity scientifically, and thus creates an invaluable new field by integrating the results with scientific research in other fields.

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Information Infrastruture Office(Information Infrastructure Initiative Ohashi Office)

The Ohashi Branch is one of the most important facilities for supporting education and research in the School of Design and the Graduate School of Design.
It is equipped with cutting-edge computers and ultrahigh-speed network infrastructures, providing users with fast and convenient Internet connection.

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Global Innovation Center,Advanced Design Project Building

Global Innovation Center,Advanced Design Project Building cooperate with the Faculty of Design, the core for design research at this university, in order to promote the development of the designing field at the university and beyond its boundaries as well.

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Center for Health Sciences and Counseling Ohashi Branch

Since this branch and the Ohashi Campus Infirmary took over the operation of the Ohashi Healthcare Counseling Room of the Kyushu Institute of Design, they have served for primary care, checkups, counseling and hygiene education to preserve and improve the physical and mental well-being of students and faculty.

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Social Art Lab

The Social Art Lab (SAL) at Kyushu University engages in research, education, practice,and advocacy for socially engaged art practice, aiming to propose new ways of finding problem solutions through interdisciplinary efforts in arts, technology, and environmental design.

Environmental Design Global Hub

The Environmental Design Global is established under the School of Design as an Internal Research and Education Centre in January 2017. The hub aims to work with international partners in interdisciplinary research to bring about an innovative breakthrough in the area of environmental design. The hub currently housed 27 researchers of varied expertise such as humanities, social science, design, landscape and architecture.

Research Center for Applied Perceptual Science

The Research Center for Applied Perceptual Science aims to establish a new research area, perceptual science, which transcends the boundaries between disciplines such as humanities, sciences, and arts in order to construct better relationships between humans and environments. The Center provides a place where distinguished researchers with two or more different fields of expertise can gather and swiftly reflect their ideas in research.

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Physiological Anthropology Research Center

The Physiological Anthropology Research Center is engaged in applied research into the human emotional and biological characteristics and physiological adaptability necessary when designing safe and comfortable products and living environments.

Research Center for Human Environmental Adaptation

The Research Center for Human Environmental Adaptation contains nine environmental chambers for controlling air pressure, temperature, air humidity, illumination, light color, and water pressure over a wide range of settings. The main purpose of the center is to evaluate human environmental adaptability and clarify the conditions required for healthy and comfortable living environments.

Experimental House for Living Space Design

At the Experimental House for Living Space Design, students and faculty members can simulate residential living environments such as rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, and stairways, to observe and analyze human behaviors and activities in real-life settings.