The goal of the Lifestyle academic discipline is to produce graduates who are capable of producing creative and experimental designs stemming from values and initiatives within the living environment.
Students gain experience and expertise through a well-balanced fusion of theory and practice. Areas of focus include: observing users’ environments, understanding behavioral changes in people within a social and cultural context, conceptualization, and problem-solving. The discipline consists of the Living Design, Industrial Design, and Floral Design Departments.
The Living Design Department trains cultural industry leaders who create designs with stories and emotional values. The focus is on individual philosophies and perspectives, creating designs for living goods, home & fashion goods, living furniture, and cultural goods, and offering new lifestyle values and services. Students cultivate the ability to understand technologies and materials related to lifestyle trends, for the self-production and self-promotion of goods in a flexible manufacturing system, based on studio-centered and authorial designs.
The Industrial Design Department aims for mass production-based and frontlinecentered specialized education, through differentiated industry and university-linked studio- and project-oriented training. It fosters next-generation industrial designers who are creative, innovative, and have practical experience. The curriculum studies both cutting-edge science and technology, particularly digital and ubiquitous technologies, as well as creative planning, problem solving, and logical thinking.
Floral Design is a design that creates and expresses the beauty of flowers and nature according to the purpose, mainly based on plants, or the image of plants, and is a lifestyle design that focuses on human’s organic life. The floral design department trains designers who are able to effectively apply the flower design to life by accumulating the value of an eco-friendly design, as well as harmonising intellectual ability, and emotional and technical skills.