Welcome to the 4th Human-Centered Innovation Workshop in 2010, “Innovating Learning Environment of Present-Day Children.” This workshop is facilitated by Ziba Design that is distinguished globally as a strategic design firm based in Portland, Oregon.
What and how do present-day children learn? Owning his/her game machine and mobile handset, working parents, and not having any brothers and sisters…these are nothing special for them. Under such the circumstances, what and how do home, school, local community, and educational business provide learning opportunity by each, and what are brought about an effect?
In this workshop, by applying Ziba’s well-polished design process, participants will investigate in actual learning contexts/environments of the children, integrate multifaceted viewpoints into a new concept of learning, and create their novel learning experiences.
We invite the top-of-the-line team of Ziba. Through the collaboration with the savvy design team, you will learn a hybrid to a higher dimension between theoretical and intuitive thinking.
第4回人間中心イノベーション・ワークショップ「現代っ子の『学び』環境のイノベーション」へようこそ。本ワークショップは、米オレゴン州 Portlandを本拠とし、戦略的デザインファームとして世界的に名高いZiba Designのファシリテーションで実施されます。
Date and Time: August 23-27, 2010
Venue: Fukutake Learning Studio 1-3, B2F, Fukutake Hall, Inter-faculty Initiative in Information Studies, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Attendance: A few newly enrollments will be accepted. If the number of the submission exceeds the limit, selection process shall be applied. NOTE THAT WE ONLY ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS FROM CURRENT STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO.
Observation may be allowed in reference to an inquiry.
If you have any questions regarding to the events or i.school, please contact us through the contact form, or just send an email to info＜at＞ischool.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp.
Workshop sponsor: Fujitsu Ltd. 富士通株式会社
Facilitators: Ziba Design (Hideshi Hamaguchi, Will Reese, Donia Anoushiravani, Sabrina Jetton, Michael Etter, and Chris Butler)
濱口秀司Director of Strategy, Ziba. Hideshi is considered a leading mind in creative concept development, strategy building and decision management. At Ziba, he develops frameworks that balance design intuition and strategic thinking to create innovative products and services for clients in a wide range of industries. He started his business career with Panasonic in Japan and was later the Director of the New Business Planning Group at Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. and Executive Vice President of Panasonic Electric Works Laboratory of America, Inc. Hideshi has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan.
Creative Director, Ziba Sabrina provides Ziba’s clients with new perspectives for meaningful design and innovation. Her perspective gives our clients the tools to effectively manage their brands and strategically plan products, services, spaces and events that will deeply connect with their customers. Prior to Ziba, Sabrina was Director of Usability for Emerald Solutions. She has a Bachelor of Art in Graphic Communication from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California and is a frequent contributor to design programs at Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland State University.
Senior Research Analyst, Ziba At Ziba, Chris focuses on making sure the users are at the beginning, middle and end of every experience. He directs and conducts global consumer research, immersing our teams into the real lives and environments of users. Chris translates user-centric insights into opportunities for new brands, products, services and user experiences. Before Ziba, Chris worked at Seymourpowell in London as Head of User Research. He received a Bachelor of Art in Product Design and Marketing from Southampton Institute.
Art Director, Ziba Michael brings a keen eye and in-depth understanding of brand to his role as an Art Director. For Ziba’s clients, he helps guide the creation of visual language for new brands and develop the visual evolution for established brands. Michael’s ease with multi-disciplinary teams ensures that his work translates powerfully—from logos all the way through to products. Prior to Ziba, Michael led the visual direction of the recent rebranding at Payless ShoeSource and founded a nonprofit organization that brings design education to underserved youth through the creation of a yearly magazine and other communication projects. Michael has a Bachelor of Art in Communications from Cal State Fullerton and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Art Center College of Design.
Director of Research, Ziba As Director of Research, Will is responsible for developing Ziba’s research capabilities and practice to build our intellectual capital regarding consumer behavior, culture and society. Will spearheads development of state-of-the-art knowledge about consumers, which heavily informs our design process and our clients’ businesses. Before Ziba, Will was a principal and Head of Ethnographic Research at Design Science. He has Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College, and a Master of Arts as well as a Doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego.