Program Schedule


Keynote speech 1

Prof. Toru Ishida

Experiences in Interdisciplinary Design Education


The global society is facing complex problems such as global warming, disasters, energy, food, population, and so on. To seek solutions, we need to develop specialists capable of designing systems and architectures for societies in collaboration with experts from different research fields. In 2013, "Collaborative Graduate Program in Design" started in Kyoto University (so called Kyoto University Design School). In this program, we educate experts in Cyber (such as informatics) and Physical (such as engineering) fields to develop their problem finding/solving skills in collaboration with experts in management, psychology and arts. Cross-disciplinary courses on design theory and methods have been introduced: field-based/problem-based learning (FBL/PBL), leadership training courses including field internships, as well as various academia-industry education activities in order to develop talent with a broad view and creativity. In 2018, undergraduate courses called "Social and Human Innovation by Practical Science and Engineering" (so called SHIP) started in Waseda University. We are now developing workshops connected to specialized courses in science and engineering. This talk presents experiences on interdisciplinary design education for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Keynote speech 2

Prof. Jianguo (Jack) Liu

Systems Integration for Planning and Design


Systems integration is holistic approaches that cross disciplines, space, time, and organizational levels. This talk will demonstrate the importance of systems integration using examples from long-term interdisciplinary research on complex human-nature interactions and associated planning and design. It will also illustrate applications of findings from a local panda reserve to regional, national and global scales. The talk with conclude with ideas for future design and planning research and education to sustain the metacoupled world where human-nature interactions occur within and among different places.

Keynote speech 3

Prof. Si Jung Kim

The Steamigami – Utilizing an architectural shape in a town as a steam building exercise


Paper folding, also known as Origami, is the process of folding paper into representative shapes. It has been used in many areas from recreation to education. We introduce a Las Vegas STEAM Origami paper folding called the STEAMigami that is an art education project demonstrating how craft activities based on world renowned live facilities in Las Vegas help STEM education for young children. The LINQ’s High Roller, the world’s tallest Ferris wheel has been chosen as the first Las Vegas STEAM paper folding project. The facility has been analyzed and turned into a 9 page-long paper folding booklet containing its STEM facts. One pilot study with 67 students and four user studies with 45 children have been conducted to see whether the paper folding contributes to STEM learning. The proposed STEAMigami seems effective for the age groups 6 – 12 years old, however it was less effective with young age children ages 4 – 5.

Keynote speech 4

Prof. Heng Chye Kiang

Educating architecture students for a VUCA future


The world is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). How do we educate and equip architecture students to face the challenges of a VUCA future? This presentation outlines the strategic decisions and initiatives that the author had taken when he first directed the Department of Architecture and, later, the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore to prepare students and researchers of design related professions in the face of challenges posed by, among others, global climate change, resource depletion, and rapid demographic changes as well as opportunities offered by disruptive technologies, changing lifestyles, ambitions and work practices. It also highlights efforts in research, teaching and practice integration that engage the private and public sectors and that offer students insights into and skills needed for a research-driven practice of the future.

Design Education Forum I

Design Education for Social Design Practices

主持人:劉世南教授 Shyhnan Liou

Prof. Shyhnan Liou is a specialist of Psychology. His researches contain design psychology, innovation management, undertaking behavior, etc. He dedicated to promoting design thinking and cross-disciplinary implementation. Now he is present professor in Institute of Creative Industries Design, National Cheng Kung University. And he has served as Chair of this institute since 2016.

與談人:張秀慈 Hsiutzu Chang

Prof. Hsiutzu, Chang specializes in urban and community planning, and offers courses in design, urban planning and design internships in Department of Urban Planning at National Cheng Kung University. She is also an expert in tourism and urban redevelopment, community development and public participation, and public space. She is currently an assistant professor in Department of Urban Planning at National Cheng Kung University.

與談人:侯勝宗 Shengzong Hou

Prof. Shengzong, Hou is the director of Graduate Institute of Public Affairs and Social Innovation of Feng Chia University. He is also the director of the Service Innovation and Action Design Center and the dean of Academy of Synergy in Corporate Synergy Development Center. His main research areas focus on the dynamic evolution of technology and organization and service innovation and social innovation and entrepreneurship.

與談人:林士平 Sirirat Sae Lim

Prof. Sirirat Sae Lim is currently as an associate professor at Management of Technology of National Chiao Tung University. She committed to promoting creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship education, with the goal of developing innovation, breaking through tradition and cross-disciplinary implementation-oriented teaching, making the entrepreneurial spirit be internalized in every student. In recent years, she has been actively involved in the university’s local social practice.

Design Education Forum II

Design Thinking Education for Non-design Background Students

主持人:宋立文 Liwen Sung

Prof. Liwen Sung is an expert in architectural design theory. His researches include architectural design theory, contemporary science and architecture development research, architectural initial education observation and practice, and Chinese classical architectural design concept analysis. He is currently an assistant professor in Department of Architecture at National Cheng Kung University.

與談人:宋世祥 Shih Hsiang Sung

Prof. Shih-Hsiang Sung is an expert of Anthropology. His researches focus on cultural anthropology, digital anthropology, design thinking, etc. He is present Assistant Professor in Programs in Interdisciplinary Studies, National Sun Yet-sen University. He also founded Anthropology for Future for applying field studies with anthropology into popularization and applications.

與談人:詹明峰 Ming-Fong Jan

Prof. Ming-Fong Jan applied learning sciences and design-based research as his research method. His researches cover game-based learning, innovative learning science, etc. Now he teaches as Assistant Professor in Graduate Institute of Learning and Instruction, National Central University.

與談人:洪煌堯 Huang yao Hong

Prof. Huang yao, Hong is an expert in knowledge innovation education. He is currently a professor at the Department of Education and Research at National Cheng Chi University. His research interests include knowledge renovation, computer-assisted cooperative learning, learning science, learning technology, and educational psychology.