In this course, students can learn the basics of design thinking in a PBL(Project Based Learning) style. Students from different backgrounds form teams. Each team selects a small project to work on design activities, and make a presentation on the outcome.
The goals of the course are to learn the basics of design thinking and to exercise implementing them.
[Important] In order to maintain a good balance as a team, students who wish to take courses are collected and selected from among them before registration, and only the selected students are allowed to register this course as additional courses. Please note that we will be recruiting students after April.
- understand the basic knowledge and skills of design thinking
- become accustomed to cross-cultural communication
- become cross-culturally aware
design thinking, PBL (project based learning)、cross cultural awareness
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
As collaboration is the main activity, this course is an intensive course of one week. Short term overseas students will join this class. Online workshop type lectures are planed through Zoom. (Depending on the situation of short-term international students, the course may not be offered.)
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||5 day intensive course Day 1 (June 27, 10:45-12:25, 14:20-17:55) Ice-breaking, team formation, simple collaboration, lecture on design thinking Day 2 (June 28, 10:45-12:25, 14:20-17:55) Introduction to Japanese society, culture and technology, explanation of problems to tackle in this class, concept designing by team Day 3 (June 29, 10:45-12:25, 14:20-17:55) Selection of a design concept, 2D prototyping, improvement of the design concept Day 4 (June 30, 10:45-12:25, 14:20-17:55) 3D prototyping or preparation of demonstration Day 5 (July 1, 10:45-12:25, 14:20-17:55) Finishing operation, preparation of presentation, presentation||Each team designs the following target. Products, systems and services purchased only by Japanese people|
hand out materials as needed
(1) participation situation to / attitude to tackle a project (30%)
(2) result of project and its presentation (70%)
will be evaluated as a team.
Basic English Communication.
Motivations to global teamwork.
[Important] In order to maintain a good balance as a team, students who wish to take courses are collected and selected from among them before registration, and only the selected students are allowed to register this course. Please note that we will be recruiting students after April.