2020 Field Works for Creative Design

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Graduate major in Human Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering
Yagi Tohru  Ogura Shunichiro  Nasu Satoshi  Hata Takeshi  Hayashi Tomohiro  Nakamura Nobuhiro  Yamamoto Naoyuki  Yamaguchi Yuuka  Morita Toshisuke  Shimada Nagato 
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Course description and aims

In this course, internship and field survey will be conducted for a certain period. Using the design thinking method based on the user-centered viewpoint, students are supposed to define a problem and to make a project plan, which leads to new innovation. The proposal will be used in the next semester.

Student learning outcomes

By taking this course, you will acquire the following abilities:
1) To be able to define a problem based on the user's point of view.
2) To be able to present solutions based on the actual physical product(s) based on design thinking.
3) To be able to communicate well with users and team members.


Design thinking, Project-Based-Learning (PBL), Internship, Learning by doing, Team learning, Communication skills

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

1. Learn how to proceed with field work.
2. Practice field work.
3. Create and submit the final report.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation, Field work methodology, Information search regarding field work topics Get to know the brief summary of this course.
Class 2 Advanced interview method, Design of individual interview, Choosing FW topic Start searching information regarding a chosen topic.
Class 3 Update report Report with Zoom interviews, mail etc.
Class 4 Update report Report with Zoom interviews, mail etc.
Class 5 Update report Report with Zoom interviews, mail etc.
Class 6 Update report Report with Zoom interviews, mail etc.
Class 7 Update report Report with Zoom interviews, mail etc.
Class 8 Wrap-up Final report


Necessary materials will be provided in the class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

It is introduced from the course staff.

Assessment criteria and methods

An interview conducted during the semester, daily report, and final report.

Related courses

  • HCB.C402 : Fundamentals of Creative Design
  • HCB.C501 : Practical Creative Design
  • ESD.H401 : Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • LST.A413 : Career Development Seminars
  • HCB.C502 : Management for Business Creation
  • TIM.D516 : Entrepreneurship and Business Development I
  • TIM.D517 : Entrepreneurship and Business Development II
  • ESD.D404 : Design of Medical and Welfare Device

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

It is preferable to take HCB.C402 "Design Creation Foundation".

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