Yumiko Tanaka

Head of Experience Design

KOEL Design Studio by NTT Communications

Vision Design: collecting signs of the future

Design Studio KOEL conducts a series of foresight projects called ‘Vision Design’. We apply the design research process to project images of what society looks like in the future, imagine future people’s needs, and draft some solutions for social implementation.

In the past 3 years, we looked into our lives in an unavoidable decreasing and ageing population through 3 vision design projects, and explored what we can do to prepare for the future.

These projects demonstrate new ways of using the design process to look into the future. It helps us to think of long-term social change, and it will be one of the important roles of design.

About Yumiko

Yumiko Tanaka is a designer/design researcher worked as Head of Experience Design at KOEL Design Studio in NTT Communications Corporation. She graduated from the Interaction Design (MA) at the Royal College of Art in the UK. Before assuming her current position in 2021, she has been involved in device, service, and digital product design for companies including Nokia and Sony, and experienced design strategy at design firm Method in London.


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