The Industrial Design Course trains designers and researchers—including creators, planners, and engineers—who build safe, desirable products, services, living environments, and social systems with a newfound bird’s-eye perspective and appreciation for the consumer’s standpoint. The course is designed around social connections and an understanding of the many aspects of human behavior.
The course consists of a systematic, multifaceted curriculum that is based on aesthetics, engineering, and science as they pertain to design theories and methodologies for social implementation. The educational structure is comprised of lectures and exercises that build off each other to deepen students’ understanding and equip them with critical industrial design knowledge and skills. The curriculum is made up of specialized subjects that can be tailored to student interests and orientations, specifically in the core areas of ergonomics and creative design, whose theories and practices will become the foundation of any specialty.
Many of our academic faculty are involved in the education and research of design at universities all over Japan, and this course is one of the nation’s starting points for design education. Students are active as much in the classroom as they are outside of it, with plenty of extracurricular activities and many student groups going on to win design awards in Japan and abroad.