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MINAKO IKEDA Last modified date:2017.06.10

Associate Professor / Social Communication Design
Department of Design Strategy
Faculty of Design


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Phone
092-553-4540
Fax
092-553-4540
Academic Degree
Master of Art
Field of Specialization
Contemporary design, Design journalism, Information Design, Design history, Editorial
Outline Activities
In addition to continuing research concerning "Information Design" and "Japanese Design History following 1970's", work was begun on exploring possibilities of Universal Design as a new research field. As a result of such research activities two books on design, "Information Design Source Book" and "The Concise History of Japanese Modern Design" were published in 2003.
In the field of education I placed special emphasis on international student exchange and collaboration projects.
One of the social activities was the "Oguni Branding Development Project" which will be an innovative collaborative project together with the local government for the purpose of revitalizing a small town.
Research
Research Interests
  • Archiving of Traditional Handicrafts Based on Form, Pattern and Style
    keyword : Handicrafts, Archives, Kata
    2015.12~2018.03.
  • Interdisciplinary Research on Patterns : Relation between Patterns of Textile and Music with Aspects of Human Body
    keyword : Pattern, Textile, Music, Design, Body
    2014.03~2015.03.
  • City Information Mapping Service Created by Non-expert People
    keyword : City Information, Information Design, Map, Service Design
    2013.04~2017.03.
  • Study on the role of alternative center of cultural activities in urban environment
    keyword : Center of cultural activities, creative community, social innovation
    2012.10~2016.03.
  • My Desk is My Castle : A qualitative design research focusing on the differences between countries, gender, professions.
    keyword : observational research, cultural differences, gender, design method
    2009.03~2011.11.
  • Development of "Kansei Table System"
    - A system for promoting knowledge integration and idea support based on Kansei (sensitivity)
    keyword : integrated research, idea support. user's needs, research seeds, network
    2008.04~2012.08.
  • Development of design of Japanese traditional crafts adapted for modern lifesytle
    - Case study of Koishiwara pottery -
    keyword : traditional crafts, modern lifestyle, product design, sustainable production and consumption
    2007.07.
  • Research on design support institutions
    keyword : design support, design policy, design management, design strategy, manufacturing
    2004.04~2009.03.
Current and Past Project
  • International design research collaboration project with Koeln International School of Design. The research team consists of universities in different countries. Based on the a mount of collected pictures of 4 categories of offices (administration office, call center, design office, bank/insurance company) in each country, differences of culture, gender, profession will be clarified by analyzing and interpretation based on the observational research method. The result is expected to contribute design work.
  • This "Oguni Brand Development Project" should be an innovative collaboration project with the local government for the purpose of activating a small local town.
  • Office Age Project: Inclusive Design for Developping New Work Place

    The purpose of this collaboration project between the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre of Royal College of Art in London and the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University is to develop innovative concepts for office design in the coming aging societies especially in the developed countries.
Academic Activities
Reports
1. 池田 美奈子, 田村大, Bryan Boyer, Kun-Pyo Lee, Barry Katz, 下村 萌, 伊藤慎一郎, K2 Dialogues 01 Envisioning Urban Futures
K2ダイアローグ 01 未来の都市を描く
, 九州大学大学院芸術工学研究院, 2017.03.
Papers
1. Minako IKEDA, Keiko IHARA, Tokiko TSUMEMARU, Research Study on the Role of Design Support Organizations in Japan, IASR 07 (International Association of Societies of Design Research), 2007.11.
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Educational
Other Educational Activities
  • 2010.02.
  • 2009.09.
  • 2009.04.
  • 2008.03.