2020 Practical Theories in Man Environment System Design

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Graduate major in Engineering Sciences and Design
Yasuda Koichi  Murata Ryo  Nishida Yoshifumi  Fujii Haruyuki  Aoki Shirou  Horikawa Susumu 
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Course description and aims

To understand how to design man-environment systems.

- This class is given in Japanese since some lecturers are invited from outside of the school.

Student learning outcomes

To acquire the foundation of man-environment systems.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Professional designers, professional architects, etc. are giving lectures on the basis of their experience of design practice.


Environmental Design

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The fundamental theories and their application are explained by introducing real projects.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Design and Man-Environment Systems To understand the relationships between human and artifacts as the man-environment system provided by the artifacts.
Class 2 Origin and History of Design
Class 3 Aspects and Practices of Good Design
Class 4 Built Environment Design and its Theories
Class 5 Built Environment Design - Practices
Class 6 Aesthetics and Environment
Class 7 Built Environment Design and Internet of Things
Class 8 Wrap up

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Assignment: 50%, Class Contribution: 50%

Related courses

  • ESD.C401 : Design Theories
  • ESD.A401 : Engineering Design Challenge

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

To be interested in the subject.

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