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International Design Symposium in Kyoto 2013

Our cities and the societies living in and around them face immense challenges arising from the growth of population, urbanization, globalization, climate change, ageing, resource scarcity, technology shifts, cultural diversity and conflict. Universities, their research communities and partners in industry and society can play a vital role in addressing these challenges. The goal of this symposium is to develop general understanding on graduate education in design, which provides theories and methodologies to wide variety of creative activities such as designing interactive systems, life styles, compact cities, health care systems, and so on.

The Kyoto University Design School is working with the well-known worldwide design institutes and schools on the development of cutting-edge educational resources that address the design-related approaches and methodologies leading to sustainability and resilience of the artifact systems and the society. This symposium is to facilitate the formation of active collaborations among worldwide well-known institutions to achieve a tangible outcome and to develop a sustainable network of design-related researchers all over the world.

Opening Remark by Conference Chair Tetsuo Sawaragi

Opening Remark by Conference Chair Tetsuo Sawaragi

Group Photo at Design Innovation Center

Group Photo at Design Innovation Center

Tentative Program Schedule

Friday, March 15, 2013.

9:00-10:00 Reception and Coffee Service

10:00-10:20 [1] Opening Ceremony

10:20-12:00 [2] Overviews of Collaborative Graduate program in Design, Kyoto University
• 10:20-10:45 [2]-1. Overall Program Structure, Toru Ishida
• 10:45-11:00 [2]-2. International Partnerships, Tetsuo Sawaragi
• 11:00-11:15 [2]-3. Design Innovation Center, Teruyuki Monnai
• 11:15-11:30 [2]-4. Academia, Governmental and Industry Partnerships, Hiroyuki Matsui
• 11:30-11:40 [2]-5. Interdisciplinary Collaboration from Psychological Perspectives, Satoru Saito
• 11:40-12:00 [2]-6. Discussion

– Lunch –

13:30-17:30 [3] Overviews of the Well-Known Design Institutions
• 13:30-14:10 [3]-1. “Research Design: Systems, Scales, Cultures”, by Martin Bechthold, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University, USA.
The Architect as Storyteller: collaborative research projects at Harvard“, by Mark Mulligan, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University, USA.
• 14:10-14:40 [3]-2.The School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University“, by Pekka Korvenmaa, Aalto University, Finland.
• 14:40-15:10 [3]-3.Media Lab. of Aalto University“, by Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Aalto University, Finland.

– Coffee Break –

• 15:30-16:00 [3]-4.The Design and Analysis of Cognitive Systems: Research at Carnegie Mellon University“, by David C. Plaut, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
• 16:00-16:30 [3]-5. Information Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Master Program in Tsinghua University“, by Yuanchun Shi, Tsinghua University, China.
• 16:30-17:00 [3]-6.An overview of the UCL Interaction Centre“, by Paul Marshall, University College of London, UK.
• 17:00-17:30 [3]-7. Discussion

18:00-19:30 – Get together party at KRP (charged) –

Morning on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

9:00-9:30 [4] Academia-industry Collaboration on Design
“Collaboration of Stanford d.school and IDEO” by Kerry O’Connor, Stanford University, USA.

9:30-10:30 [5] Researcher transferable skills development programmes in the UK
• 9:30-9:50 [5]-1.The UK researcher development environment and examples of researcher development at University of Bristol” by Alison Leggett, University of Bristol, UK.
• 9:50-10:10 [5]-2.Researcher development and interdisciplinary research training at Newcastle University” by Robin Humphrey, Newcastle University, UK.
• 10:10-10:30 [5]-3.Researcher development through working on commercial solutions to Grand Societal Challenges” by Jane Nolan MBE, Newcastle University, UK.

– Coffee Break –

10:45-12:15 [6] Technical Tour at Design Innovation Center

12:15-12:30 [7] Closing

Afternoon on March 16, 2013.

International Advisory Board Meeting (closed meeting)

Kyoto Research Park (KRP), Kyoto JAPAN

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