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International Design Symposium in Kyoto 2017 (IDS Kyoto 2017)

“Towards Establishing International Standardization of Design Education”

Date: March 16-17, 2017 (Thursday and Friday)

Place: Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University

Website: http://www.design.kyoto-u.ac.jp/idskyoto-2017/

Admission: Free

Online Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2016

Organized by: Collaborative Graduate Program in Design, Kyoto University
      Design Innovation Consortium

General Chair: Tetsuo Sawaragi (Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)

Program (tentative):

Thursday, March 16

10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony
10:30-12:30 Session 1: Assessment of Learning Outcomes of Design Studies
12:30-13:30 Lunch (not served)
13:30-15:30 Session 2: Practices of Cohort-Based Learning
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
(16:00-18:00 (Collocated event) Students Research Exchange Workshop in Design)
18:00-20:00 Banquet

Friday, March 17

10:00-12:30 Session 3: Interdisciplinary Programs in Design
12:30-13:30 Lunch (not served)
13:30-15:00 Session 4: Programs for Fostering Innovative Leaders
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:15 Wrap-up Session and Closing


“Towards Establishing International Standardization of Design Education”

A series of IDS Kyoto have been held annually since 2013, and its objective 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.

Four years have passed since the Kyoto University Design School (KDnS) started, and based upon our past accomplishments we have in place a plan to monitor and improve the quality of the program towards establishing international standardization of design education.

KDnS graduates will:

  1. have the potential to exercise leadership over the solution of the issues on designing social systems and social architectures;
  2. integrate knowledge and skills across subjects and perceive connections between disciplinary domains in understanding of problems;
  3. develop distinguished global views on different fields of expertise and problem‐solving skills that allow them to tackle cross‐cultural and multi‐faceted issues;
  4. have the critical skills to communicate effectively with people of different levels and work areas within and across organizations in an international setting.
  5. It is important to ensure that our programs adopt a broad and interdisciplinary perspective and that courses in the curriculum as well as co-curricular activities support the attainment of learning outcomes as mentioned above.

    IDS Kyoto 2017 first introduces our programs to assure that the quality of educational outcomes achieved by students meets international standards wherever the students study. Then, IDS Kyoto 2017 features speakers who are from worldwide renowned institutions on design research education and are implementing their programs aiming at the similar targets to our KDnS to collaboratively achieve the mission of the symposium of “Establishing International Standardization of Design Education” with all of the participants.

    In addition to the speakers, International Advisory Board Members of the Kyoto University Design School also join and facilitate the discussions with the participants to collaboratively achieve the mission of the symposium of “Establishing International Standardization of Design Education”.