What is the objective of the workshop?
There is no single answer to design education. It is difficult to understand and solve global problems with only the perspective and experience of your own culture. By working in intercultural groups with students who are studying completely different design disciplines, students will be able to learn things from new perspectives. While developing design skills, students are also thrust into an authentic environment where English is used as a lingua franca to communicate. Through their work, students also learn about other cultures as they develop close relationships with their group members. This knowledge they learn about other cultures helps develop empathy which can be applied to create global designs that consider the needs of many people. Through this workshop, we aim to create opportunities for future designers to increase their intercultural awareness so they are better prepared to contribute to the global age. We believe that connecting with the wider world at a young age is an experience beyond imagination. That is the purpose of this workshop.