Instructors from Anadolu University in Turkey who specialize in graphic design visited the Kyushu University School of Design as part of an exchange program supported by the Turkish government. During their visit, they held a one-week design workshop.
The topic of the workshop was information design with a focus on differences in language and knowledge. Approximately 10 graduate students from Japan, China, and Germany with a background in graphic design attended the workshop.
The students communicated in a variety of ways in English, a language they are not used to using in a professional capacity, and made extremely high-quality presentations on the final day of the workshop. This workshop was an opportunity for the Japanese students to get to know Turkey, a country that Japanese people generally have little contact with. It also served as a prototype for a course in which a variety of students whose native language is not English can learn together.