Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

Participating University TagsTokyo Metropolitan University

Our department/academic area is unique in the world as a design course within the faculty and the graduate school of science and engineering and a department where a wide range of product and media design fields coexist. The faculty's most distinctive feature is that it provides comprehensive education and research on various systems that aim to be realized in the next generation and near future by taking a mathematical and systems engineering approach and a design engineering approach that emphasizes human sensitivity. In this department, we aim to develop unique human resources by making the most of the department's characteristics and distinguishing ourselves from design departments in other universities such as art universities.
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WHEE Project: A Fun Future Created With 5G, AR and Wheelchairs

Under the initiative of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Tokyo Metropolitan University is focusing on research and development related to the local 5G environment from 2020. Our department is leading the “WHEE Project”, a project to develop and provide an outdoor activity support system for wheelchair users, which aims to support independent activities in a fun way with a wheelchair device that has a built-in camera and sensor and AR contents. Professor Kumiko Kushiyama is actively promoting this project. Under the title of “Social Implementation of AI Wheelchair System to Support Fun Independent Movement with AR Games”, we develop assistive technologies and content to help the elderly and people with […]

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2022.1.19

Fusion of Various Design Areas and Advanced Engineering Areas

Our department/academic area is unique in the world as a design course within the faculty and the graduate school of science and engineering and a department where a wide range of product and media design fields coexist. The faculty’s most distinctive feature is that it provides comprehensive education and research on various systems that aim to be realized in the next generation and near future by taking a mathematical and systems engineering approach and a design engineering approach that emphasizes human sensitivity. In this department, we aim to develop unique human resources by making the most of the department’s characteristics and distinguishing ourselves from design departments in other universities such […]

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2021.7.2

The Challenge of Covid-19 in the Department of Industrial Art

Due to the impact of Covid-19, which started in the latter half of February 2020, the seminars for each laboratory were the first to carry out online in a timely manner. At the Department of Industrial Arts (IA), faculty members and current students were already communicating with each other using iawiki (a wiki-style departmental information aggregation website, hereafter “wiki”) and Slack. Therefore, we decided to promote information sharing by thoroughly utilizing wiki and Slack at Corona College. On the other hand, to communicate information to new students, we prepared and mailed a separate form for students to register for the wiki and Slack. As a result, most new students could […]

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2021.7.2

Fusion of Various Design Areas and Advanced Engineering Areas

The Department of Industrial Art was established in 2006, as a course within the Faculty of System Design at Tokyo Metropolitan University. Currently, the Industrial Art Department consists of two cores, Media Art and Product Design (Media Creation field and Product Design field in the graduate school). We aim to integrate art, design and engineering. In this department, students will acquire the ability to find and solve problems from a multidisciplinary perspective for issues unique to Tokyo. Two special features are “12 design studios” and “collaboration with advanced engineering fields”. 12 Design Areas In this department, there are six studios under the Product Design core – Equipment and Service Design, […]

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2020.3.31