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.
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.
This workshop provides a variety of equipment and software used to create digital images, including the following for producing high-quality content and archive.
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.
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.
After the Kyushu Institute of Design was consolidated with Kyushu University on October 1, 2003, the Information Processing Center was also integrated into the Research Institute for Information Technology. This institute has since been shared by students and faculty of Kyushu University as an educational research facility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.