Skills and methods to help you work like a designer
Three lecturers, who have taught students at Stanford University/d.school in the United States, the home of Design Thinking, will be invited to Tokyo Tech and will introduce the concepts of Creative Confidence and User Centric, which are the essence of "Design Thinking" by holding a workshop of "Design Thinking For Your Creative Practice" in Tokyo Tech with a Silicon Valley-style; speedy and keeps participants entertained, over 2 days, December 2 and December 3.
This workshop has been held at Tokyo Tech every year since 2014. But for the past three years due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was held online. This time, however, 3 lecturers will come to Japan and the workshop will be held on face-to-face at Ookayama Campus.
Whether in the academic field or the business field, in the international society, being able to create new value and propose your own ideas while always keeping users in mind should be considered as cores of "leadership" and "entrepreneurship" in the international society. The basis of this is not to wait for argument. Design thinking is an effective way to understand and instill this ability. Many enterprises in Japan and overseas recognize its effectiveness and actively adopt it as a way of thinking that forms the basis of innovation.
Instructors for the workshop are Thomas Both, David Janka, and Scott Witthoft. They are all professional product designers and educators. They teach "Design Thinking" at the Stanford University d.school, the University of Texas at Austin, and at organizations around the world.
Tokyo Tech is the only university in Japan that has held the workshop led by these three tutors every year since 2014.
We strongly recommend that all of you who will be active in the international community from now on apply to participate so as not to miss this valuable opportunity.
Although this workshop will be held as a part of ToTAL(Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership) course of "Fundamental Group Work for Leadership I/II (F)", any Tokyo Tech students who are not applying the ToTAL course or students from other universities can apply. (Credits will not be granted to those students).
This workshop has been designated as an event for "Cross the border! Tokyo-Tech pioneering doctoral research project" students at Tokyo Tech.
Day 1: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Day 2: Sunday, December 3, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Room S4-202, Ookayama Campus
Around 35 students
This workshop will be held entirely in English.
(Scores over 750 for TOEIC and 80 for TOEFL iBT are preferrable).
Whether you can join the workshop or not will be informed to applicants after the application deadline.
Thomas is a designer and design educator whose passion is helping people understand the practice of human-centered design-and their ability as designers-to innovate how they learn, think, and solve problems.
He is a director of the Designing for Social Systems program at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford University.
In this program, he teaches professionals how to apply design thinking to complex social challenges and facilitates workshops for social impact leaders to develop a more human and strategic practice.
Design consultant and creative strategist; former Fellow and current lecturer at the Stanford University d.school. David has a medical degree from Stanford and works to integrate design thinking principles into medical education, healthcare delivery, and medical device design.
Professional space and product designer; Associate Professor of Practice at University of Texas at Austin; former Fellow and lecturer at the Stanford University d.school. Scott is author of the book "Make Space," a tool for designing collaborative spaces. He has a professional background in structural engineering.
Update : October 13, 2023