Production Technique Foundations

The purpose of this omnibus course is to provide practical skills as the basis for creation in project practice and individual production, as well as hands-on training with advanced processing equipment for use in creation. Through actual practice in finding and solving problems in modern society, we aim to cultivate a multifaceted perspective that is not limited by expertise, as well as to develop the ability to formulate theories based on practical interests. The course will also aim to cultivate the mastery of research skills and the internalization of knowledge that forms the basis of such skills and to help students to acquire specific research methods, ranging from basic theories and survey analysis methods to data collection and analysis for writing papers and reports. By carefully tracing the stages of research and summarizing them as mini-researches, students will gain a multifaceted view of the events at hand and complete their findings in an academic paper. In order to accomplish this, students will be provided with academic training and other skills that are essential for researchers in any field, such as the ability to think of theoretical structures for practical application.


Course Format

Lecture, presentation, workshop

Course Plan/Overview

Information Engineering:
Learn how to think like an engineer mainly through information processing, including an introduction to programming.

Workshop Design:
Learn the theory and systems of workshops and how to put them into practice. An actual design workshop will be your final task.

Thesis Research:
Before writing your research thesis, learn the necessary thesis research methods and how to effectively read a thesis paper. Finally, you will present a report of your work.

Writing Structure:
Learn the rules and purpose of writing a thesis, as well as the things you should know to write a thesis. You will report on your work.

Behavioral Analysis:
Learn qualitative methods to analyze people’s behavior through observation and interview, leading to insights. These skills can be used to find needs or issues, and to check whether or not a concept actually creates value. You will be expected to work outside of class time to create and present a report.

Statistical Analysis:
Students will be introduced to the concept of statistical processing, such as numerical analysis, and will learn how to conduct tests and other analyses on their own. In the end, you will be asked to solve statistical problems.

Equipment Training:
You will be introduced to basic video and sound equipment and have things you should be aware of when using the equipment explained.

Sound Studio:
learn how to use a sound studio and learn about things like recording and mixing.

Design Studio:
Learn how to use the giant printers, cutting plotters, cutting machines, etc.

Visual Studio:
Learn how to use a visual studio, as well as the basics of things such as lighting.

Woodworking Room:
Learn how to use circular saws, drilling machines, table saws, etc.

Metalworking Room:
Learn about drilling, tapping, cutting, filing, etc. with metal.

Laser Processing (Innovation Workshop):
Learn how to use machines that will cut or engrave materials by laser.

3D Printing A (R-Cafe, Innovation Workshop):
In order to use a 3D printer, students will learn how to operate CADs and how to create 3D data. We will use the application Rhinoceros. You will be required to produce 3D data.

3D Printing B (R-Cafe, Innovation Workshop):
Learn how to use a stacked 3d printer to create three-dimensional objects. Students must have taken 3D Modeling A and be able to create data for assignments or be able to create data for assignments in some other application.

Furthermore, you must take each course and acquire a license from Sound Studio, Design Studio, Visual Studio, Woodworking, Metalworking, Laser Processing, and 3D Printing.

Textbooks /
Reference Materials

To be distributed in class as necessary.

Information from IAMAS