Online Seminar
Methods for Social Design and Management

September 3, 2020


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / Alumni / Companies / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) September 25, 2020 10:00 — 12:00
Location Other campuses/off-campus
Venue Online
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
*Meeting access information will be sent to the participants a few days before the seminar.
Hosted by Cross-Departmental Educational Program ‘Global Leadership Program for Social Design and Management(GSDM2.0)
Co-sponsored by Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance (STIG)
English simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

In this seminar, we will examine methodological questions to design solutions for the tackling of social issues in a variety of fields, namely: resources/environment/energy, health/medical care, space/ocean, security, global economy, food/life, AI/digitization, and  learning/communication. Such examination will proceed from the viewpoints of engineering, agriculture studies, informatics, and public policy studies.
In the first part of the seminar, we compare the concept of design in each field. Is design possible, in the first place?  How to handle values when setting required specifications? How to handle self-organization? We then examine cases/precedents related to design process such as the roles of stakeholders, the role of scenario in design, ethics, transition.
In the second part, a discussion will take place based on the first part’s outcomes.
1st Part   Design and its process of each field
(1)Material energy          Shigeo Maruyama, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering  
(2)Space system              Shinichi Nakasuka, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering 
(3)Social infrastructure  Hironori Kato, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering      
(4)Food / Ecosystem        Nobuyuki Yagi, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
(5)Information system    Shuichi Sakai, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology 
2nd Part   Panel Discussion 
  • 1. Comment from the view point of public policy 
Hiroshi Suzuki, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy   
Roberto Orsi, Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy
  • 2. Cross-sectional discussion                   
  • Moderator: Mamoru Mitsuishi, Executive Director and Vice President, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
                   Hideaki Shiroyama, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy
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