Department of Design, Graduate School of Design Human Life Design
and Science Course

This course fosters creating a safe, secure, and fulfilling life
based on human characteristics.

Course Overview

This course fosters creating a safe, secure, and fulfilling life based on human characteristics.

Our goal is to cultivate the ability to create a safe, secure, and fulfilling life by taking a bird's eye view, envisioning the way of life, and considering human physiological, morphological, behavioral, and psychological characteristics, including sensibility.
Specifically, we aim to develop human resources with the following abilities.

  1. Fully understand and explain the most cutting-edge knowledge of human characteristics and science and technology to apply it to create a way of life.
  2. Understand and interpret the most cutting-edge knowledge about human beings to solve problems, analyze information based on statistical and mathematical reasoning, have higher-order design ability to conceive and define the way of life, and apply and integrate it towards realization.
  3. Raise complex issues in society and provide practical resolutions while comprehensively utilizing specialized knowledge through collaboration with researchers and engineers in different fields, not limited to fields related to human life.
  4. Combine a keen sensitivity to human life in a wide range of fields with a high level of specialized knowledge that considers integration with other fields. With comprehensive design skills, conceptualize and define creative ways of life while putting them into practice.

Faculty Members

Faculty members in Graduate School of Design

Faculty members in Human Life Design and Science Course Human Life Design and Science Course
Human Life Design and Science
Name Position Field of Specialization
HIGUCHI Shigekazu Professor Physiological Anthropology, Chronobiology, Sleep Science, Kansei Science
MAEDA Takafumi Professor Physiological Anthropology, Environmental Ergonomics, Thermal Physiology
MURAKI Satoshi Professor Ergonomics for All Ages and Abilities
AKITA Naoshige Associate Professor Interior Design, Interior Product Design, Science of Design, Inclusive Design
FUJI Tomoaki Associate Professor Machine Design
MATSUMAE Akane Associate Professor Social Psychology, Creativity, Participatory Design, Relationship Design, Social Innovation
SAITO Toshifumi Associate Professor Creative Direction, Art Direction, Advertising Design, Museum Design
SOGABE Haruka Associate Professor Design Process, Sign Design, Public Space Design
NISHIMURA Takayuki Lecturer Physiological Anthropology
LOH Ping Yeap Assistant Professor Physical Ergonomics, Occupational Therapy
MOTOMURA Yuki Assistant Professor Physiological Anthropology, Kansei science, Psychophysiology
SAWAI Kenichi Assistant Professor Mathematical Engineering, Mathematical Modeling of Perception


Based on a deep understanding of human life design and specialized knowledge, we aim to nurture human resources who will be active in a wide range of fields.

Main Enployers
Research positions at universities, civil servants, IT-related companies, manufacturers of home appliances, automobiles, furniture, etc., designers (product, public, interior, UX, graphic, etc.), advertising, mass media, entertainment-related, creators, planners, consultants, R&D, etc.