October 21st: The 11th Study of Design Fundamentals Seminar “Designing a Design Library”

October 21st (Monday), 2019

The Kyushu University, Faculty of Design, is working on the fundamental of design studies to systematize design. For the 11th Design Fundamental Seminar “Design Library Design”, we invited Ms Fumiko Ichikawa from Re:Public Inc. and Mr Takahisa Masui from Maruzen-Yushodo Co., Ltd, to share with us.

With the development of technology, not only the information environment that surrounds us has advanced, the concept of “information” itself is also expanding greatly. What should the library that supports “higher-level designers” be?

In this seminar, we looked at the trends and examples of overseas university libraries in this era where everyone can be a creator.

Fumiko Ichikawa
Co-Founded of Re:Public Inc.
She graduated from Keio University Graduate School. She worked for Nokia as a UX expert for about 10 years in the design and directing product development. Then she left to join Hakuhodo Innovation Lab before co-founding Re:Public Inc. Her expertise is in research and practice of innovation ecosystem based on the abundant research experience she has gathered.

Takahisa Masui
Maruo Matsudo Co., Ltd.
Research & Innovation Headquarters
Solution Development Department.
He graduated from the University of Chicago. After graduating, he engaged in digital archive product development in Japan. Currently, he is working on building a learning space that supports library users or learners as creators of information, especially in fab spaces.

Kyushu University Faculty of Design


October 21st (Monday), 2019, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


Kyushu University Ohashi Campus, Design Commons 2F

4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka




Toru Koga (Kyushu University Faculty of Design)



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