Head of design firm Takram・Design Engineer
A design engineer versed in a wide range of genres from software to interactive art. Has designed the user interface for Toyota's concept car NS4 and created the prototype for the Japanese government's RESAS (Regional Economy Society Analyzing System) - a system for visualizing big data, and has been art director for the educational TV program "Mimicries" on NHK E Tele. Takram's Tagtype Garage Kit, a keyboard device for inputting data in the Japanese language, was selected by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York for its permanent collection. Has won numerous awards including the Good Design Gold Award, iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award. Is a certified Super Creator in the MITOU program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project). Graduated from the University of Tokyo with a degree in mechano-informatics. Completed a master's program in industrial design engineering at the Royal College of Art in London. After working at Leading Edge Design, co-founded Takram. Member of the Cabinet Secretariat's Cool Japan Strategy Promotion Council. Visiting professor at Royal College of Art since 2015.