Over the 49 years since its predecessor the Kyushu Institute of Design was established in 1968, the Kyushu University Faculty of Design has continued to provide design education aiming for the “humanization of technology” under the name of “arts engineering.”
In the production workshop established in 1970, arts and design education has taken place using techniques like woodworking, metalworking, and welding, as an experimental space for learning the sensations and expressive styles of important materials in design education.
New digital fabrication devices and open design networks have been added to the workshop, which is a kind of orthodox design education space.
In this new education space, students and faculty share an open platform from design conceptualizing to prototyping, deepening digital expression in design by “creating while thinking, and thinking while creating.”
We believe that this kind of experimental space for designing will demonstrate great strength toward transmitting and developing innovation in society.
The following digital fabrication devices have been added to the production workshop:
Laser Cutter: Epilog Mini 24
3D Printer: Solidoodle 4
Cutting Plotter: CAMM-1 SERVO GX-24
CNC Milling Machine: Roland DG MDX-40A
CNC Milling Machine: Roland DG SRM-20
3D Scanner: Sense 3D Scanner