Conference Talk

Accidents Will Happen

Takram values ​​design-driven innovation culture. Innovation comes with risks, and there are countless accidents in the process of creating businesses. In Takram, we are working to create a culture that prevents serious accidents by openly disclosing the possibilities of accidents so that members can learn from each other and ensure psychological safety. In the wake of that culture-making episode, we will introduce Takram’s technology-design hybrid projects and Takram’s design philosophy, “Pendulum Thinking.”

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Kinya Tagawa

CEO / Design Engineer, TAKRAM

Kinya is an award-winning design engineer experienced in a wide range of products including hardware, software and interactive art. He holds a BEng from the University of Tokyo, an MA from the Royal College of Art in the UK. His work was selected as a permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He was assigned as a visiting professor the Royal College of Art, from 2015 to 2018. With his contribution to the RCA, he was awarded as an Honorary Fellow, RCA in 2018. Kinya is also appointed as a member of several design related committees of Japanese Government.