3rd Seminar for the Future of Design x Business x Entrepreneurship: “Society’s Problems (WHY) and Innovation (HOW) Realized through ‘Evolutionary Thought’”

December 16th, 2019

At the Robert Fan/Entrepreneurship Center (Kyushu University, Kyushu University Business School, Kyushu University Faculty of Design), we held the Third Seminar for the Future of Design x Business x Entrepreneurship, “Society’s Problems (WHY) and Innovation (HOW) Realized through ‘Evolutionary Thought’”.

“Evolutionary thought” is a proposal from Eisuke Tachikawa, a designer who researches the essence of design and innovation with the process of biological evolution. We will learn its ways of observing relationships from a biological standpoint and its patterns of “mutation” for creating limitless ideas, allowing us to deepen our understanding of the phenomenon that is design. Tachikawa is active worldwide and has worked on a variety of projects confronting social problems, including with Tokyo Disaster Prevention, the Baystars, the city of Shizuoka, and Cool Japan. Just what is this “power of conception” born of the evolution of living things that his theory describes?

4th Seminar【Theme: Working Methods x Innovation】
Speaker: Osamu Yamada (Cybozu Inc., Vice President)
Date: January 6th, 2020 (Mon), 18:30~20:30
Venue: Kyushu University, Ohashi Campus, Design Commons 2F

5th Seminar 【Theme: Corporation x Innovation】
Further information forthcoming. Current anticipated date, time, and venue location: February 2020 at Kyushu University, Ohashi Campus.

Eisuke Tachikawa(representative, NOSIGNER
Keio University Graduate School Guest Associate Professor. Design strategist. An all-around designer working to adapt social design to society and educate innovators through “evolutionary thought”, where knowledge and conception reflect biological evolution. He has received over 100 international prizes, including a Good Design Award, and has been a member of numerous juries. He has achieved success with a multitude of projects surrounding social challenges represented by SDGs, and he continues to work toward evolving society through design.

Satoru Tokuhisa(associate professor, Kyushu University Faculty of Design)

Kyushu University Faculty of Design
Kyushu University Business School
Kyushu University Robert Huang Entrepreneurship Center


December 16th, 2019, 18:30 p.m.- 20:30 p.m.


Kyushu University, Ohashi Campus, Design Common 2F

4-9-1 Shiobaru Minami-ku Fukuoka Japan


30 guests(Registration will close once maximum capacity is reached on a first come, first served basis)


Free (booking in advance required, to submit a booking please refer here


Chiharu Tanoue (Kyushu University Faculty of Design)



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