Events comes to Tokyo Tech 2018 - 2-days BOOTCAMP "Design Challenge"


3 tutors from Stanford University/, a headquarter of design thinking, will facilitate full 2-day workshop in Tokyo Tech in October. This workshop will be the only workshop in Japanese university.

Design Thinking should be the fundamental methodology of thinking for the people who are being expected to generate new value and/or create innovations, like you. During this 2-day workshop, I want all of you to understand and experience the mind-set of Creative Confidence and the skill set of User Centric; exploring mechanism of needs and jump belong logic, through way of speedy, friendly and diversified environment.

Further to the last year, this 2-days workshop will be held as a part of menu in AGL Yamada Dojo. Any of Tokyo Tech students and the students from other universities can apply to the workshop. If you are interested in applying to this workshop, please send an application form attached to Prof. Yamada/AGL as soon as possible.

Date and time
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - Sunday, October 28, 2018 9:00 - 18:00 on both days


Themes in past years for your reference

FY2015: "Redesign play in the daily life of urban dwellers"

FY2016: "Redesign commuting experience in Tokyo"

FY2017: "Redesign Tokyo visitor Experience!"

Thomas Both, Scott Witthoft, and David Janka, the, Stanford Univ.
Conditions for Attendances
Any students of Tokyo Tech and other university can apply to the workshop. In case of over subscription, AGL students and ToTAL students may be selected prior to other students. In case of selection, your answers to "Level of your English capability" and "Please advise why we have to choose you as attendants for the workshop" may be considered.
Attendants to this workshop will make commitments on (1) attending both 2 days, and (2) no delay and no early retirement.
Max Attendances
40 students max.
Attending Fee
Free. But, 3,000 yen, as fee for lunch, beverage and snacks, should be paid.
Due date for applicants
Friday, October 5, 2018

If you want to join the workshop, please fill in the form attached and send it to Prof. Yamada/AGL by October 5, 2018.

Attached: Application Form (excel file)

Send the application formexcel to: Prof. Yamada (


AGL Office

Tel +81-5734-3116

Reference: Facilitators

Thomas Both:

Curriculum and Experience Lead. Thomas is a graduate of the Stanford Design Master's Program and brings with him on human-centered design.

Scott Witthoft: D'arbeloff fellow 2008-2009 & lecturer. Scott is a co-author of "Make Space", a book of how to set the stage for creative collaboration. He studied civil engineering at Washington Univ.

David Janka:

Lecturer. Levinthal fellow 2011-2012. After graduating medical school, he joined full-time as a fellow, working to integrate design thinking principles into medical education, healthcare delivery, medical device design and global health practice. comes to Tokyo Tech 2018 - 2-days BOOTCAMP "Design Challenge" flyer


AGL Office

Tel +81-5734-3116

Update : May 31, 2021