Chairperson of Design School/ Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
"Using Precision Data Tracking for Design: Identifying patterns of Attention Focus, Mood and Stress"
Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Host: Toru Ishida
Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology
Associate Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University
Associate Professor, Unit of Design, Kyoto University
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University/ Symposium Chair
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 Kyoto University Design School (Collaborative Graduate Program in Design) 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.
At the first symposium held in Kyoto in 2013 (IDS Kyoto 2013), we could have productive discussions to facilitate the formation of active collaborations among worldwide well-known institutions. In 2014, we have held International Symposium on Design Visions 2014 (ISDV 2014) where we shared the view that design has to come to involve a future-oriented vision entailing cognitive, organizational, and social envisionments.
Three years have passed since the Kyoto University Design School started, and based upon our past accomplishments we are now stepping into a checking phase in implementing the PDCA cycle of the program towards completing the systemization of implementing design studies. In our program, we have advocated the three targets of our mission: education, research and social implementation of design studies. They are regarded as the simultaneously and conformably pursued targets with complete alignment. This is a tough task to accomplish these seemingly independent targets simultaneously and perfectly. In our program, these three pillars have been very carefully and effectively woven in the structure of the program.
IDS Kyoto 2016 features speakers who are implementing their researches and educational programs aiming at the similar targets to ours to collaboratively achieve the mission of the symposium of "Towards Systematization of Implementing Design Studies" with all of the participants.
Collaborative Graduate Program in Design, Kyoto University
Design Innovation Consortium
Atsushi Matsubara (Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)