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