Skyward EDGE Consortium




We held a Design Thinking Workshop online by Stanford University lecturers.



The WASEDA-EDGE Global Talent Development Program held an online idea creating workshop, utilizing design thinking methodology with three lecturers from the Stanford University in the U.S.
The workshop was attended by students with diverse backgrounds and specialties in the arts and sciences, including undergraduate, graduate and adult students.
The three-day workshop utilized multiple online tools, including Zoom, Mural and Slack. Participants learned design thinking through idea creating and prototyping using familiar objects such as bananas and notebooks.


2020年10月4日(土)/ 10日(土)/11日(日)8:30-13:00
Oct. 4 (Sat.) / 10 (Sat.) / 11 (Sun.) 2020 8:30-13:00




Thomas Both

Thomas is a designer and design educator whose passion is helping people understand the practice of human-centered design—and their ability as designers—to innovate how they learn, think, and solve problems. He is director of the Designing for Social Systems program at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( at Stanford University. In this program, he teaches professionals how to apply design thinking to complex social challenges and facilitates workshops for social impact leaders to develop a more human and strategic practice.

Scott Witthoft

Professional space and product designer; Associate Professor of Practice at University of Texas at Austin; former Fellow and lecturer at the Stanford University Scott is author of the book “Make Space,” a tool for designing collaborative spaces. He has a professional background in structural engineering.

David Janka

Design consultant and creative strategist; former Fellow and current lecturer at the Stanford University David has a medical degree from Stanford and works to integrate design thinking principles into medical education, healthcare delivery, and medical device design.

<受講者の声(一部抜粋)><Some of the participants' impressions (excerpts)>
・ The workshop was so interesting and fun. It was more interactive than I thought, and by using zoom and Mural was so effective than I thought!
・ My width and directionality of ideas spread a lot! I would use the frameworks I learned in the workshop in daily life, and I will figure out many 'why?' and 'how?' in my life. ・ It was more interesting because I had three professors for one class.
・ This workshop taught me the skills to broaden my perspective and be more creative. I also learned that visualization (sketches, prototypes) is a very powerful tool to express my ideas. Thank you very much for the great experience!!