As we ride the current waves of intense social change, shifting values, and new technological innovations, there is a strong need for creative thinkers who are flexible, original, and capable of taking charge and quickly adapting to these new developments. To meet the needs of contemporary society, this department aims to cultivate a new type of designer who researches, creates, practices new approaches, derives new concepts and envisions playing a leading role in changing the social framework.
Students are therefore encouraged to choose crosssectional, multilayered research topics that cover a wide range of design-related fields that incorporate engineering elements as well as socio-cultural elements. The department has two programs: Product Design and Media Origination. In the Product Design program students develop designs that benefit both people and the environment, such as the design and engineering of transportation systems, industrial products and habitable spaces. In the Media Origination program, students create new ways to communicate through a combination of cutting-edge media technologies and artistic sensibilities. By working across both fields, students are able to gain broader perspectives.
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