Japanese | English
Event Outline

Kyoto University Summer Design School is intensive three-day design workshop.

The event had more than 900 participants in total in the past four years.
In the workshop, participants and facilitators from different area of expertise form a team for each theme and challenge a variety of actual social problems.

This is the fifth year since this annual event started in 2011. For this year we have set a recommended theme “Kyoto”, and have many workshop themes related to Kyoto.

We look forward to your participation.

Kyoto University Summer Design School 2015
Date September 16 (wed) – 18 (fri), 2015
Place Kyoto Research Park (KRP)
Admission 1,000JPY (as coffee break fee)
Limit of participants approx. 150
Organized by

Kyoto University Collaborative Graduate Program in Design
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University
Design Innovation Consortium
Co-hosted by

Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University
Faculty of Fine Arts and Graduate School of Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts
Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology

Choose a workshop theme you want to participate from the list below. You can go to registration site from each workshop theme page.
Eligible Participants

University undergraduate/ graduate students, company employees, etc. Participants are required to attend the whole three-day workshop with enthusiasm.
Summer Design School 2015 Secretariat

Email: info-sds2015*design.kyoto-u.ac.jp
   (Please replace (*) with @)
Japanese | English
Workshop Themes / Registration

(Other workshops than the following themes will be conducted only in Japanese.
To see the whole list, go to Japanese page.)

[Important Notice]  
  • Participants must attend the whole three-day program. You cannot attend only a part of the event.
  • A coffee break fee (1,000JPY) will be charged. Please pay the fee through the application site "Peatix." If you choose Convenience Store/ATM as the payment method, please note that your seat will be automatically cancelled unless you pay the fee within the assigned time limit. If you are attending the social gathering after the event, please pay the admission on-site.
  • A participant can apply for one workshop theme only.
  • If you have applied for more than one theme or you wish to change your theme to apply for, make a cancellation through the Peatix site. Please note that the cancellation fee (500JPY) may be charged. For more details, check here.
  • 05
    Hideki Shirane mct, inc.
    Shiho Ishihara mct, inc.
    Yoichi Sugiki mct, inc.
    Sayuri Kawakita mct, inc.
    Eric Frey mct, inc.

    H. Kawakami Design Unit, Kyoto Univ.
    T. Hiraoka Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto Univ.
    N. Matsumura Graduate School of Economics, Osaka Univ.

    Yohei Murakami Unit of Design, Kyoto University
    Arbi Haza Nasution Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University
    Toru Ishida Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University

    Toshihiro Hiraoka Dept. of Systems Science, Graduate School
                 of Informatics, Kyoto University

    Noriaki Oba Research Department, Technova Inc.
    Atsuko Kuge Research Department, Technova Inc.

    Japanese | English

    Event site
    Workshop: Atrium in KRP East area (next to Bldg. 1)
    KRP Area Map

    Map inside KRP
    Access to KRP


    From JR Kyoto Station to KRP

    JR San-in line (Sagano line)
    Take a local train (which stops at every station) and get off at the first stop, Tambaguchi Station (4 minutes, 140 JPY). 4 minutes to walk from the station to Kyoto Research Park.

    By Taxi
    10 minutes (Approx. 1,000 JPY)