Course Title : Design Methodology

Code 10X401
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Fri 4th
Location C3-Lecture Room 4a
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor NAKAKOJI Kumiyo, MIURA Ken, KANKI Kiyoko, MAKI Norio

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In the 21st century, it is required to reconsider what is a design and what is a design method. The era a simple artifact is requested is over, and we have to create environmental and social systems including various relations such as the relation among artifacts, the relation between artifacts and men & environment, and the relation among human beings. The role of design is to develop “Human Centered Design (HCD)” which creates meaningful experiences through system integration of man-environmental systems. In this lecture, we explore the design methodology as a basic theory of design after 1960’s, explaining design problems, design process, design method, design thinking, and design science based on the design studies in various design fields such as craft, product, architecture, city, landscape, environment, community, education, society, mobility, business, and information. Especially to investigate the mechanism of creative design thinking is very important to solve the daily life problems and many difficult problems human kind encounters. Therefore we explain the design semiotics to clarify the mechanism of generating creative designs and to show valuable examples.


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