Kyoto University Summer Design School 2012


Kyoto University opens Collaborative Graduate School in Design this spring.

Kyoto University Summer Design School 2012

September 24 (Mon.) – September 26 (Wed.)
Kyoto Research Park
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University
Faculty of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts
Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University
Participation fee


Summer Design School 2012 in Kyoto University will be held from September 24 to 26, 2012. During this period of two and a half days, participants will divide into teams and work on various themes related to “design”. Each team will make a presentation at the end of the event.

The first Summer Design School in Kyoto University was held in September 2011. 82 students, 56 supervisors and 31 observers with varied backgrounds gathered and debated with vigor and made it successful.

“Design” mentioned in our school includes not only product or graphic design but also social system or architecture design.

In the design school, students and supervisors with varied backgrounds gather and tackle real social problems. To solve complicated problems, students are required to learn and utilize design theory, methodology and techniques, in addition to their own expertise about informatics, engineering, management and so on.

Aiming at learning the design in more practical way, each theme consists of one or both of the following learning schemes.

PBL (Problem Based Learning)
FBL (Field Based Learning)

Just as last year, supervisors include teachers of Graduate School of Informatics / Engineering / Management, Kyoto University, and many people from supporting companies. Moreover, in this year, teachers of Kyoto City University of Arts will also collaborate. In the end, mixed team that consists of about 60 people is ready to support students.

We are looking forward to seeing you in the Summer Design School 2012.


Kyoto University Summer Design School 2012 Local Arrangements
Hiroaki Ohshima (Dept. of Social Informatics, Grad. School of Informatics, Kyoto University)

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