i.school Opening Workshop Powered by IDEO
i.school’s opening ceremonial workshop selected as its theme the communication between working mothers and their children. Thanks to IDEO’s thorough collaboration, we realized a five-day experimental program applying IDEO’s original methods such as fieldwork, insight development, synthesis, ideation, and prototyping.
Date: from September 14th to 18th, 2009 (5 days)
Venue: Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Theme: Toward Better Communication between Working Mothers and Their Children at Home
Stanford Institute of Design (d.school)
Innovation Lab., Hakuhodo Inc.
Research Institute of Behavior Observation, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
L-Net Co., Ltd.
-Don’t hesitate to use a huge amount of post its, put brain storming rules on the wall, use big markers in order to share the ideas with the team members …These methods look trivial, but I feel I learned very important skills from them. (Law, undergraduate)
-In my team there were two business persons. Through conversation with them, I could know business people’s problems, and also could learn their skills. (Engineering, undergraduate)
-The two parties held on the first day and the last day were a nice way to become friends with each other. The T-shirt gift is a good memento.(Engineering, graduate)