Department of Design, Graduate School of Design Design Futures Course

Envisioning a future in which human beings can coexist
with life forms, each other, and the environment;

Course Overview

Envisioning a future in which human beings can coexist with life forms, each other, and the environment; and design products, systems, and mechanisms to make that future a reality.

In Design Futures Course, students acquire knowledge and methodologies in biological and computational sciences, bioengineering, design art, and design culture and take a multifaceted and creative approach to envision the future society and conduct education and research to realize them.

Faculty Members

Faculty members in Graduate School of Design

Faculty members in Design Futures Course Design Futures Course
Design Futures
Name Position Field of Specialization
INOUE Shigeki Professor Human Centered Design
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
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
NAGATSU Yuichiro Associate Professor Art Management
NAKAMURA Mia Associate Professor Sociology of the Arts
LOH Wei Leong Assistant Professor Design Education
NAKAMURA Kyoko Assistant Professor Japanese Painting, Foundations of Arts
SEKI Motohide Assistant Professor Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Sociology, Evolutionary Biology


The following is a list of research facilities related to the course.


Our goal is to nurture human resources who have the design skills and challenging mindset to design, plan, and implement products using innovative methods and play a leading role in the real world.

Main Enployers
Designers (experience, vision, etc.), design directors, data scientists (social data, life information, etc.), consultants, government officials, art managers, creators, entrepreneurs, etc.