Science & Design Vol.3

December 20th, 2019

Symposium Theme: “The Business Perspective”

In recent years, the field of design has expanded beyond just making things into offering solutions for societal issues as well as integrating other services. It is now essential for a good design to be able to be explained logically. One of the key components to doing that is science, which offers an understanding of human beings and the environment.
For our third annual symposium, we have invited researchers and entrepreneurs that are active in the business world. This symposium, now in its third year, invited researchers and entrepreneurs active in the business to discuss the relationship between science and design in business and the potential for collaboration between industry and universities.


2:00 p.m.– Welcome + Explanation Naoyuki Oi (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
2:15 p.m.– Tomohiro Imai (Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd.)
“The strength of academia from the viewpoint of a leader of collaborative research”
3:00 p.m.– Ryunosuke Iwakawa (Medmain Inc.・Kyushu University)
“Universities and Startups”
3:45 p.m.– Break
4:00 p.m.– Masaki Sawayama (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
“Towards understanding cognitive function in daily life ”
4:45 p.m.– Koki Noguchi (Panasonic Corporation)
“Light design that promotes a healthy circadian rhythm”
5:30 p.m.– General Discussion
6:15 p.m. Closing
6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (First floor, Design Commons)
*Please contact us in advance if you would like to participate in the meet and greet.Organizer: Center for Designed Futures of Kyushu University


Tomohiro Imai

Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd.

Ryunosuke Iwakawa

Medmain Inc.・Kyushu University

Masaki Sawayama

NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Koki Noguchi

Panasonic Corporation


December 20th, 2019, 14:00p.m.-18:15p.m.


Design Common 1F, Kyushu University Ohashi Campus

4-9-1 Shiobaru Minami-ku Fukuoka Japan


No preregistration required




Kyushu University Faculty of Design, Yuki Motomura

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