Takumi Ohashi

Takumi Ohashi

Ph.D. in Engineering
Master of Management of Technology

Associate Professor
School of Environment and Society
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Research Field

Human-centered Design, Design Process, Cognitive Psychology, Electronic Device.

“Human-centered design” is a method of problem-solving that aims to make systems usable and useful by focusing on the users. While it creates solutions that meet human needs, in recent years, design has taken on greater responsibility. Actually, SDGs are well-known Global Goals that aim to take into consideration their long-term effect on human society and the global environment. For instance, “wicked problems” such as climate change, an aging society, food loss, and lack of quality education access cannot be solved simply by meeting human needs. We engage in transdisciplinary research to scientifically investigate the design process in order to solve “wicked problems” by realizing the preferable future based on socio-cultural trends and cutting-edge technology. Members are encouraged to develop and implement systems/products while working with experts in the actual field while rigorously analyzing the design in order to understand how and why the design process works and fails. We design in a wide variety of domains, including livestock breeding, nursing care, education, and disaster management.


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