Graduate School of Design, QBS, QREC Collaboration: User Research Exercise for Design Thinking "Management Special Lecture II" Call for Participants

September 3rd -October 3rd, 2021

The Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University, the Kyushu University Business School (QBS), and Robert T.Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University (QREC) collaborate on various initiatives to develop new educational programs integrate design and business.

The Graduate School of Design, QBS and QREC were collaborating to offer a special intensive program, “Management Special Lecture II.” The project’s theme is “Propose a business idea to realize a society where people with visual impairment can live more comfortably.”
In this class, we welcomed Keita Takizawa (PLAYWORKS) as our project partner. In addition to a lecture on the basics of user research and case studies of products and services targeting the visually impaired, each student conducted an insight search through interviews with people with visual impairments and make a final proposal for a business idea that fits the project theme.

Friday, September 3, 2021 – Friday, October 3, 2021, 18:30-21:40, 5 sessions

Keita Takizawa (PLAYWORKS)
Masaki Matsunaga (Business School (QBS))

Target students
First and second-year master’s students

Schedule and lecture contents
September 3 (Friday) Online lecture
Friday, September 10: Face-to-face workshop
(@Ohashi Campus or Hakata Station Office)
Friday, September 17: Online Workshop
Friday, September 24 Online Workshop
October 1 (Friday) Final presentation

*All classes except the face-to-face workshop will be conducted online.
*Please refer to the syllabus posted at the following URL for details of lecture contents.

For those who wish to attend
Please send an e-mail to the QREC office by Monday, August 16, 2021.
QREC office e-mail: staff(a)
Please include the following information: (1) Name of the course you wish to take: “Special lecture on management II” (2) Affiliation (3) Academic year (4) Name (5) Student ID number.
If there are too many applicants, we may have to select some.
Students selected to take the course will be contacted by the faculty member in charge via e-mail before the course date.

About credits
QBS offers this course, so no credit will be given to non-QBS students.

For inquiries and questions, please contact
Associate Professor Masaki Matsunaga, Business School (QBS)


September 3rd -October 3rd, 2021, 18:30 p.m.-21:40 p.m.-21:40


Online, Ohashi Campus or Hakata Station Office

Ohashi Campus(4-9-1 Shiobaru Minami-ku Fukuoka Japan), Hakata Station Office(1-1 Hakataekichuougai Hakata-ku Fukuoka Japan)


First and second-year master's students




Associate Professor Masaki Matsunaga, Business School (QBS)



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