Creating a space that moves the heart
class of 2015
TANSEISHA Co., Ltd.
Now is a time for change. It’s time for the automobile industry to rethink transportation services. Time for the healthcare industry to reduce medical expenses by taking prevention measures. Time for government and business to design a new social framework needed for the successful implementation of AI. Never before have the expectations for the imagination and creativity of designers been so high, at a time when we desire a shift to a prosperous society that is rich in diversity yet maintains a sustainable ecosystem. The Design Futures Course, which launches in April 2020, consists of a unique curriculum that integrates three fields essential to future society: ‘Art and Design’, ‘Social Futures’, and ‘Biology and Computer Science’. As students deepen their knowledge of these core areas, they will take on existing social systems and services as well as other areas still unexplored by design.
The International Program aims to develop the stance, attitudes, and communication skills necessary to work independently in international society and to develop human resources with specialized design knowledge and skills and a sense of identity of their own country. By studying abroad or taking equivalent courses, students will learn approaches, methods, and ideas for design that do not exist in Japan to broaden their scope of design.
For more information about the international program, please check the website.
|Name||Position||Field of Specialization|
|KOGA Toru||Professor||Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics,Fundamental Theory of Design|
|KONDO Kayoko||Professor||Environmental Policy, Environmental Economics, History of Social Thought|
|OGATA Yoshito||Professor||Industrial Design, Product Design, Science of Design, Design Method|
|TAKAGI Hideyuki||Professor||Computational Intelligence|
|TANI Masakazu||Professor||Environmental Anthropology|
|HALL, Michael||Associate Professor||English Skills and Environmental Risk Management|
|HIRAMATSU Chihiro||Associate Professor||Visual Psychophysiology|
|IKEDA Minako||Associate Professor||Contemporary Design, Design Journalism, Information Design, Design History, Editorial|
|ITO Hiroshi||Associate Professor||Chronobiology, Nonlinear Dynamics|
|KURIYAMA Hitoshi||Associate Professor||Fine Art, Basic Design|
|MARUYAMA Osamu||Associate Professor||Computational Biology and Bioinformatics|
|NAKAMURA Mia||Associate Professor||Sociology of the Arts|
|INAMURA Tokushu||Assistant Professor||Design Engineering|
|LOH Wei Leong||Assistant Professor||Design Education|
|NAGATSU Yuichiro||Assistant Professor||Art Management|
|NAKAMURA Kyoko||Assistant Professor||Japanese Painting, Foundations of Arts|
|SEKI Motohide||Assistant Professor||Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Sociology, Evolutionary Biology|
Students can expect to find employment in areas related to social design upon graduation. Specific examples of potential careers are: creators and design consultants involved in the creation of services, experiences, and systems; planners who create new types of value in lifestyle and product design; UX designers who implement service design for manufacturers; researchers and planners who conduct investigative analysis for manufacturers; data scientists who analyze social and biometric data at research institutes; public servants and administrators involved in policy design at the local and national level; and globally-minded managers. We also expect many students to pursue research careers by continuing their studies at graduate school.
class of 2015
TANSEISHA Co., Ltd.