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New Tokyo Tech insignia item developed by students

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Published: November 9, 2015

The original Tokyo Tech drawing stencil has been added to the Institute's collection of insignia items. Projects at the Center for Liberal Arts provide students with opportunities to carry out projects in line with their interests and awareness of a variety of issues. One of these projects is the development of new Tokyo Tech insignia items. A year's efforts have again bore fruit as a new product has recently been released.

Roots and goals of the project

The development of new Tokyo Tech insignia items started with Associate Professor Asa Ito's desire for students to develop new products more interesting than existing ones. In line with Tokyo Tech's long-standing tradition of technical innovation, students responded enthusiastically and the project was launched. Committed to the long-term development of an item, students put their creative ideas to use while considering the three main pillars of the project:

  • Re-examine the current characteristics of Tokyo Tech through product creation

  • Encourage creativity in students who will lead innovative industries in the future

  • Help raise Tokyo Tech's profile by putting a new insignia item on the market

Devising a new Tokyo Tech insignia item

Devising a new Tokyo Tech insignia item

Selecting the best item from more than 40 ideas and designs contributed by the Tokyo Tech community

Selecting the best item from more than 40 ideas
and designs contributed by the Tokyo Tech community

Collaboration across the board

The development of the new insignia item was the result of tight collaboration with people in and outside the Institute. In the summer of 2014, students sought ideas and designs from the Tokyo Tech community. Faculty members and international students contributed more than forty ideas. Facebook and Twitter were full of students asking opinions on the unique characteristics of Tokyo Tech. Creators then incorporated these opinions into the development of the item.

Tokyo Tech University Co-op provided support and advice to make up for the students' lack of experience in the actual sale of goods. As a result, students achieved their goal of taking their new product to the market.

Thanks to the cooperation of many people, the new Tokyo Tech insignia item was born.

Student presenting the project at Tokyo Tech University Co-op meeting of shareholders' representatives
Student presenting the project at Tokyo Tech University Co-op meeting of shareholders' representatives

Original Tokyo Tech stencil

Original Tokyo Tech stencil

The Tokyo Tech drawing template stencil is the newest offshoot of the student project, used for quick replication of marks and figures on blueprints and other drawings.

Although optimized for Tokyo Tech students, the stencil is also designed to provide the general public with a taste of Tokyo Tech.

Developed to display Tokyo Tech's characteristics and motivate users to create something innovative, the stencil is not only suitable for practical use in classes but also a perfect Tokyo Tech souvenir.

Contact

Center for Liberal Arts

Email office@liberal.titech.ac.jp

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