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Mao Kudo Last modified date:2021.08.18

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Academic Degree
Ph.D. Design, M.ed
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Visual Design, Sign System Design, Pictogram
Research Interests
  • I research on sign design that guide people to their destinations and pictograms that convey information at first glance.
    In particular, I focus on the visual cognitive feature of people with intellectual disabilities and autism, and aim for a design that more people will find "ease of understanding."
    Sign designs and pictograms are designed to coexist with people and the environment,
    I emphasize not only design production but also data obtained from environmental surveys and measurements, and interviews and behaviors of users.
    keyword : pictogram, sign system design, visual design
Academic Activities
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Educational Activities
In the field of Graphic Design, I teach research methods for communicating information to a wider people in an easy to understand way, and design practices based on these results.
I also educate students on how to incorporate the visual and cognitive characteristics of people with disabilities, and on the concept of design based on the basic principles of universal design and ICF by WHO.