From design that solves social issues to designs that propose value for society
Related department, course
- Design Futures Course
- Department of Design Strategy
- Department of Environmental Design
My current job
With its mission of "Proposing a Societal Value by Solving Social Issues," YOUI, Inc. works together with a variety of agents such as companies, governments, and citizens, providing support to those organizations and carrying out research helping to promote a better society. In particular, I am working in the Kyushu area to 1) support NPOs and social ventures, 2) supporting open innovation at large companies, and 3) promote SDGs
How I spent my student life
From a "1:1 Exhibition" where life-sized architectural work was made, to translating a documentary on intellectual property rights and screening it at the KBC Cinema, to holding talks on subcultures, I worked on transmitting the project I conceived to society at large. I think it is a strength of design students that we can acquire the ability to realize something, to take action in expressing something and not only think of plans; this is something that's still relevant to my job today.
Message for prospective students
In the world we currently live in, what is being valued now in an unprecedented fashion is "searching for answers through trial-and-error while following one's intent and desires" rather than "carrying out orders quickly and without mistakes." You too will be thrown in the deep end. Let's do our best together. There's no doubt that artistic engineering is one of the popular fields poised to ride this wave.