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Hitotsubashi University Data Design Research Center

NEWS

July 3, 2020
Data Design Research Center joins with new researchers and adds new research topics.
April 30, 2020
Survey conducted of business people on “design thinking and design management.”
April 24, 2020
First research meeting held.
March 1, 2020
Data Design Research Center lab established at Chiyoda campus.
January 6, 2020
Press release issued on establishment of the Hitotsubashi University Data Design Research Center.

What's We Do

The evolution of AI, IoT, and other new technologies has created the need for a new breed of managers. The future will require that we educate more entrepreneurs capable of creating new value in this new era and promote research in new fields to a greater extent. Hitotsubashi University has assembled a body of knowledge on design thinking and design management as well as informatics for big data, social data, and other data sets. In the Data Design Research Center’s activities, we aim to combine these perspectives and foster design innovation.

Hitotsubashi University is preparing to launch a cross-faculty education program (data design program) in April 2021 that integrates the perspectives of informatics, including data science, as well as design thinking and design management. In addition to developing education programs that contribute to the betterment of society, the Data Design Research Center serves as an institution traversing faculties and graduate schools, conducting research on platform businesses and the formulation of standard KPIs for design management.

Collaborators

  • SONY Creative Center SONY
  • Panasonic Design Center Panasonic

Academic Researchers

Yuichi Washida
(Director: Professor at School of Business Administration: Innovation Studies, Studies for Management by Design)
Tomoyuki Shimanuki
(Co-director: Professor at School of Business Administration: Organization Studies, Human Resources Management Studies)
Naohiro Shichijo
(Professor at School of Business Administration: Information Science, Engineering)
Daisuke Miyakawa
(Associate Professor at School of Business Administration: Econometrics, Data Science)
Daisuke Yokouchi
(Associate Professor at School of Business Administration: Data Science, Econometrics for Finance, Studies of Statistics Software)
Tohru Yoshioka Kobayashi
(Lecturer at Innovation Research Center, School of Business Administration: Intellectual Properties)
Kazufumi Nagai
(Professor at Department of Integrated Design, Tama Art University, President at HAKUHODO DESIGN: Design Studies)
Hajime Oda
(Associate Professor at Faculty of Economics, Kokugakuin University: Studies of ICT Platform Services)
Nanami Furue
(Assistant Professor at School of Management, Tokyo University of Science: Innovation Studies, Design Research)
Rui Mao
(Doctoral Candidate at School of Business Administration: Studies for Management by Design)

Themes

The Data Design Research Center’s policy is to advance research predominantly on the following two themes.

Theme 1:
Research on Formulation of Standard KPIs for Design Management
Research is carried out on the standardizing and verifying the effectiveness of KPI measurement methods for design organizations which are based upon 360-degree stakeholder surveys.
In addition, research seeks to gain a better understanding of the actual state of design-related business in the public sector and relevant solutions to social issues. (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Grant Number 20H04471)
Theme 2:
Research on Platform Businesses
The actual circumstances (financial, personnel, strategic and other profiles) in which GAFA, Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei and other companies operate are examined from multiple perspectives to consider their application to Japanese companies. We seek to gain insight into and scrutinize future EU GDPR directions as well as national regulatory agency trends. In addition, we reexamine macro theories dealing with the information economy.

On a bimonthly basis, the Data Design Research Center holds research report and study forums led by Hitotsubashi University researchers, graduate students in addition to researchers from participating companies and others.