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The 3rd Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference

Twenty-two japanese universities with a proven track record in the field of design and the Japan Institute of Design Promotion will collaborate to hold the Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference in FY2019. The purpose of the Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference is to create new academic research areas in collaboration with design universities in Japan and other Asian countries, form an international research center for design studies, and promote design study education research. The Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference focuses on the culture, arts, industry, and human resource development in Asia. It […]

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2021.9.22

Considering "Art and Culture": A New Design Field

In the inevitability of art history and industrial/technology history, the art field has been divided into many fields such as architecture, painting, sculpture, craft, and industrial design. It can be said that the role of (industrial) design in the 20th century was to “present new aesthetics in a capitalist society”. However, the rapid industrial innovation and social transformation that originated in ICT in recent years are expelling the old concept and demanding new adaptation not only for people’s lives but also for the value of life. The role of design that is required in the future is to “present new humanity in the next era”, but it is difficult to […]

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2021.7.2

"The 2nd Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference" Part 2

Click here to read the 2nd Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference report article (first part) A question-and-answer session was followed, after the three universities presented their reports. Below are some of the questions and answers discussed.   Saga University “Resilience for Creation – What kind of ability to survive in this future?” Tokyo Metropolitan University ”How do you provide support to students during regular classes?” Saga University ”Now that everything is online, the reality is that classes are not possible without students’ help. I have seminar students in their second and third years to help me in the Teacher Assistant (TA) type of work. The workload on […]

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2021.4.23

"The 2nd Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference" Part 1

This conference was attended by 22 public universities with design faculties and departments, and 17 of the universities participated in an online symposium. In 2020, universities were confronted with the big questions of “What is a university?”, “What is education?” and were asked to come up with concrete measures amidst the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 and uncertainty about the future. This second conference’s theme was “Coronavirus: New Lifestyle and Design,” and a lively question-and-answer session was held after the sharing of case studies from each university. In the first half of the 2nd Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference, Saga University, Chiba University, and Kyoto […]

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2021.4.23

Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Yearbook 2020『Design Academia』

Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities was formed in 2019 by design departments and graduate schools in Japanese public universities. These design departments and graduate schools in Japanese public universities have joined forces to collaborate toward the goals of the improvement and development of design education and research. In March 2021, Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities released Design Academia, its 2020 yearbook summarizing the activities of the universities which participate in the association. The first half of Design Academia covers innovative initiatives and educational curricula of member universities, as well as the composition of the organization. It also includes a report […]

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2021.4.19

"The 1st Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference" Part 2

Click here to read the 1st Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference report article (first part) Second part (latter half) Discussion After the case study, it was followed by a discussion on several topics of interest surrounding university design studies, the challenges faced by the universities, the example of success, discussions on what to expect in the future, and the possible themes for the conference in the future. Below are some of the topics. Creating a new organization Future University Hakodate   Looking at the case studies, the direction of reorganization at all universities is similar. When I look at the universities overseas, I feel that […]

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2019.10.6

"The 1st Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference" Part 1

The 1st Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference was held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the International Design Liaison Center in Tokyo Midtown Design Hub.Under the organizer of the Kyushu University Faculty of Design, the Center for Designed Futures of Kyushu University, and the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, a total of 18 universities attended the conference. Before the program commenced, Mr Akira Tamagami, Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Mr Takuya Kikuchi, Assistant Manager of the Cool Japan Policy Division and Design Policy Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Service Group, gave short speeches. The […]

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2019.10.6