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AXIS vol.195

October 2018
Cover Photo:
Douglas Calum
Feature
Feature

World's Design Universities 2018

Given that the sites of education change as if to reflect design that evolves with society, design magazine AXIS has often covered academic organizations. As universities establish new departments, technology and science becomes more closely connected, and computational design advances, new endeavors in exploration such as re-questioning the ability to express in form have commenced in recent years. AXIS explores future images of designers from educational venues and takes a look at the kind of human resources design universities are trying to turn out.

Leaders
Leaders

Keigo Oyamada [Musician]

Although we get 90% of our information visually, when auditory information is added, it is etched more deeply into our memory. Inspiring us to take notice this synergistic effect is Keigo Oyamada, an artist who engages in musical activity as "Cornelius." He talked about his activity including how his music is born.

Insight
Insight

A Next Generation Venture Capital Firm Launched by IDEO Tokyo, and the Future it Envisions

The international design consulting firm IDEO, in partnership with Genuine Startups, established a new venture capital firm called D4V (Design for Ventures) in October 2016. It closed fundraising in April 2018 at approximately 5.3 billion yen, having exceeded its target of 5 billion yen set at the time of establishment. Why did this design consulting firm decide to launch this VC and support Japanese startups?

Insight
Insight

IKEA Pursues Diversity and Support through Collaboration

IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer, is based in Älmhult, a small town in southern Sweden. An annual event called IKEA Democratic Design Days is held at this location, where the IKEA Museum and Hotel are also located. We explore the company's intentions based on the event in 2018, which attracted about 400 people, including mass media in particular.

Insight
Insight

Fantastic Squad of Drones Adorns the Night Sky: Intel Drone Show

People look up at the sky to dream. Fireworks and air shows once helped us dream. Now, drones—flying objects loaded with leading-edge technologies—join the club. Drones swarm and create expressions only made possible by technology. What hidden possibilities are there?