July 2017

One of my works will be exhibited from September 2017 for 5 months in Osaka, Japan - the detail is to be confirmed at the moment.

Feb 2017

School of Design Research Conference was held and 21 design researchers from MPhil and PhD presented their works. This anual event allows each researcher to share his/her ideas in detail with half an hour time (longer than the exams). I presented some of the latest experimental artefacts with a few slides. The feedback and the conversation with the faculty as well as the colleagues were quite useful. Some of the colleagues made presentation in a highly skilled manner from which I had much to learn.

Dec 2016

My student title has turned from 'MPhil/PhD' to simply 'PhD' at last as I passed the PhD Transfer exam. This MPhil-PhD system is not common in Japan but actually the MPhil-minded time, not rushing to determine something but extending the awareness about things unknown, gave me many lessons.

Aug 2016

I am pleased to annouce that one of my research projects will be partially funded by Arts and Culture grants of Nomura Foundation between October and December of this year.

May 2016

I will join DRS2016 to participate in PhD by Design event and also work as a student volunteer. I have experiences in the past of being helped by student volunteers when I joined the British HCI conference and SIGGRAPH both in 2014 as a presenter. They were not only helpful but also so intellectual that the conversation with them was one of the benefits of attending the conferences. I am looking forward to acting as a student volunteer myself this time, and exchanging ideas with both professional and student design researchers in PhD by Design as well as the main conference.

RCA WIP Show 2016 (Jan 2016)

I take part in the Work In Progress Show as part of Design Research and exhibit two of my research prototypes. Thank you for everyone who came to see the exhibit and gave me feedbacks so far. The exhibition has been very useful for me to be aware of many unexpected directions.