Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

Participating University TagsChiba University

The current Department of Design, Chiba University is arranged as one of the courses in the integrated Department pf Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering. At the graduate school, it is positioned as one of the courses of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Division of Creative Engineering. The educational system is the same as before, with students receiving education in each course and involved in research such as graduate studies, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations. However, the faculty members are organized separately from the students’ educational courses and belong to a single course called the Department of Integrated Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering. Our goal is to conduct research and education that integrates other fields besides design.
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How to Share Inconveniences Online?

Chiba University’s Design Course stopped sending and receiving students after the workshop we co-hosted with Seoul National University in January 2020. Some people were optimistic that the coronavirus pandemic would be over in about half a year and that we would resume the same activities as last year. In the discussions with faculty members from other universities, we were motivated to turn the situation into an opportunity. Hence, in June, we decided to hold an online workshop in September. Since then, we have held several international online workshops despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As an example, we would like to introduce the online workshop conducted by the “Plant Environment Innovation […]

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2022.3.29

Responding to the Challenges of an Increasingly Diverse and Sophisticated Social Issues by Creating Next-Generation Innovations

In April 2021, Chiba University’s Design Course celebrated the 100th anniversary of founding the Tokyo Higher School of Technology in 1921. We launched a new department to respond to increasingly diverse and sophisticated social issues by creating next-generation innovations with this opportunity. This new department is the Design Research Institute (dri), which was established by the faculty members in the Department of Design belonging to the Graduate School of Engineering. Furthermore, at the same time as the establishment of dri, the “Chiba University Sumida Satellite Campus” was opened in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, a manufacturing city, with the concept of simulating all aspects of life with the entire building as a demonstration […]

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2022.3.29

Toward New Design Education and Research

The current Department of Design, Chiba University is arranged as one of the courses in the integrated Department pf Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering. At the graduate school, it is positioned as one of the courses of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Division of Creative Engineering. The educational system is the same as before, with students receiving education in each course and involved in research such as graduate studies, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations. However, the faculty members are organized separately from the students’ educational courses and belong to a single course called the Department of Integrated Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering. Our goal is […]

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2021.7.2

Approaches to Distance Learning in Product Design

At Chiba University, the start of classes was delayed to May 7 as a university-wide policy to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. In addition, because some students may not have sufficient communication and computer environments, the university has instructed that classes not to be held in a simultaneous interactive format but held in an on-demand format, with audio and video materials uploaded in advance to the university’s class support system for students to view at their convenience. In response, the faculty members in charge, including part-time lecturers, had a discussion and concluded that while we should not abandon students who are not ready for the environment, we should […]

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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

Japan-China Design Symposium and Asia Design Symposium Report

On November 29, 2020, Japan-China Design Symposium was held at the Design Common, a learning support facility on Kyushu University’s Ohashi Campus in Fukuoka. It was initially scheduled in February of the same year but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The symposium was held online with five Chinese universities and three Japanese universities participated. The plenary session was held with simultaneous interpretation provided in Japanese, Chinese, and English.The theme of the first part was “The Current Status of Design Universities in Japan and China and the Potential and Effects of International Exchange”. Chinese and Japanese universities reported on their educational policies and initiatives in design-related faculties. In both […]

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2021.4.21