The School of Design aims to nurture professional designers equipped with scientific knowledge of engineering and technology, deep insight into people and society, and creative artistic sensitivity. Our predecessor, Kyushu Institute of Design (1968–2003) provided education focused on how technology could be adapted to human life under the progressive slogan of “Humanization of Technology.”
Today, the context in which design takes place is evolving daily with the advancement of IT and the new culture that it creates, reform of production and distribution systems, diversification of lifestyles, and global environmental issues. Design has transcended the material realm and now includes defining processes, experiences, and social phenomenon. The School of Design cultivates highly creative individuals with broad, international perspectives and the capacity to respond accurately to the new circumstances unfolding in the 21st Century.