Course title
Practice on Design Project 1

ASHIZAWA Yusuke Click to show questionnaire result at 2019
Course description
When designing a product, it will not function properly unless we design systems or rules simultaneously as well as the product itself. At this time, in order to design systems and rules, it is necessary to pay attention so that products are used as natural behavior as possible after considering human behavioral characteristics and culture style. In this course, from the viewpoint of acquiring the ability of "overlooking the whole thing and implementing product design", from the observation of human behavior, the discovery of the problem points obtained from them, the preparation of the design proposal and the prototype, the demonstration experiment, the modification from those results, we will do those as a typical design project. The contents will be different each time because this practice is based on the specific project.
Purpose of class
To learn the "concept of overall system design" which is required at the same time when designing products.
Goals and objectives
  1. Can consider and carry out appropriate surveys for making design proposals.
  2. Can create an appropriate design proposal and make a presentation based on various survey results.
  3. Can evaluate their proposals from the viewpoint of "Koto that is japanese original viewpoint."
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. "Orientation and Grouping, Advance Discussion"
Explain the outline on the overall structure of the course and the theme, after grouping, discuss the whole plan of the project in each group.
Investigate documents related to the theme 280minutes
2. "Analysis of Survey Results"
Based on the results of the fieldwork survey, we discuss what kind of issues exist.
Organize and analyze data of survey results 280minutes
3. "Creation of design proposal"
Based on the survey results so far, we will create a design proposal. At the same time, we propose a method for verifying the design proposal.。
Create presentation materials to explain design proposal and verification method. 280minutes
4. "Creation of prototype model"
Create a prototype model to verify the design proposal.
Complete prototype model. 280minutes
5. "Implementation and analysis of verification experiment"
Perform verification experiments and analyze the results.
Perform verification experiments and analyze the data. 280minutes
6. "Preparation of modified design plan"
Based on the result of the verification experiment, modify the design proposal and create a new design proposal.
Make a modified design plan and summarize it in presentation materials. 280minutes
7. "Final Presentation"
Make a presentation of the final design proposal.
Summarize the final presentation materials. 280minutes
Total. - - 1960minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Analysis and planning of research Creating design proposal Creation of prototype model and verification experiment Final Presentation Total.
1. 20% 10% 30%
2. 20% 20% 40%
3. 20% 10% 30%
4. 0%
Total. 20% 20% 20% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
We give a score based on the final proposal according to percentage of Goals and Objective shows above. We obligate to acquire over 50% score for each evaluation criteria, and those who exceeded 60% as the final score are regarded as passing.
Textbooks and reference materials
Product Design (Japanese only) / Japan Industrial Designers Association / ISBN-10: 4862670636 / ISBN-13: 978-4862670632
The Design of Everyday Things / Donald A. Norman / ISBN-10: 0262525674 / ISBN-13: 978-0262525671
Read the book of above.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • AM 12:30 - 13:10 of Thursday at Shibaura Campus, and an appointment in advance is required.
Regional Cooperation PBL
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable Teachers with practical experience in system design and planning and design teach specific measures to be taken while specifically presenting various problems or considerations that can occur at the time of actual design.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
Last modified : Fri Mar 18 22:41:53 JST 2022