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Trinity’s education program not only acts as an
incubator for new ideas but is also an opportunity
to socialize and meet new people.

In a volatile environment where it is difficult to predict the future, one thing remains constant: every important creation was made by people. With this in mind, Trinity’s standard education program offers a unique hands-on approach and learning experience.

 Trinity’s education program case

CASE STUDY 1
Design & innovation workshop
These are the basic methods used in Trinity’s workshops.

Our workshops foster innovation by using the powers of design (conceptualization, observation and visualization capacities). However, we do not cater to designers and design departments only. We also offer a number of workshops for other departments, including product development, technology and business development departments. Our workshops follow a method we designed, which we call ‘dual process’ and which begins with a brainstorming session followed by a synthesis of the ideas generated in the first session. We then repeat this process to make sure we obtain significant results and valuable information.

For the first brainstorming session, Trinity sets the theme and framework to maximize results. We thereby stimulate participants while also creating a common language for the workshop.

After the first synthesis, we integrate our metaphorical method* and initiate the second brainstorming session. Through this process, and thanks to the knowledge and skills of the workshop participants, we are able to create a synergy in the workshop. In order to expand the ideas generated and turn them into metaphors, Trinity provides information, such as a creativity support manual or existing design trends, at specific times during the workshop.

This method is particularly effective for issues related to new product or business developments.

* ‘metaphorical method’
The metaphorical method aims to replace one thing with another. Metaphors create visual scenes that foster inspiration, thereby allowing us to expand ideas.

Innovative workshop & configuration research and flow

CASE STUDY 2
Emerging markets workshop
This program aims to train young employees to apply their skills and to increase the value of human resources.

Young employees visit two countries in South East Asia for one week to participate in a workshop with local designers and researchers and other young people. During this trip, and unlike any business trips and inspections, they have the opportunity to visit the different regions and to meet people.
This program enables participants to experience first-hand the specificities of different countries in South East Asia. Companies benefit from training their young employees, who generally adapt very easily to work conditions in different countries, while employees themselves can build their own networks with the local people they meet and the other participants in the program.
Other than this multi-client style of workshop in emerging markets (ASEAN region and South East Asia), we create tailor-made plans and workshops for domestic as well as international clients, depending on the needs of the company.

We are also planning to hold a workshop next year. Click here for a detailed document on the emerging markets workshop.

Emerging markets workshop

CASE STUDY 3
Different industries co-creation type workshop
This workshop focuses on a co-creation program for young designers in different fields.

Young designers from different companies with different industry backgrounds interact in a workshop to learn about each other. They also inspire each other and mutually enhance their ability to develop a product or design. This in turns creates a synergistic effect.
In 2014, we conducted a two-day workshop to design home-based work products meant to improve the working environment using cardboard only. The aim was to produce a prototype. A prototype was developed and the objective is now to commercialize it using crowdfunding.

Workshop with partner companies

  • Offered a platform for crowdfunding: CUUSOO SYSTEM Co., Ltd.
  • Offered cardboard box materials and became business owner after the workshop: BIHAN

The production process of a cardboard box produced during the workshop was uploaded onto CUUSOO’s site for participants to comment on. After the workshop, those comments were published. The site is now collecting votes from the general public.

Different industries co-creation type workshop

CASE STUDY 4
Silicon Valley Tour
This program, aimed at researching future work places, was intentionally held at the same time as the NeoCon event in Chicago.

The value of work and the infrastructure and means of information are constantly changing. As such our work place is also expected to change. Trinity visits local sites based on our multi-client method. However, this is no ordinary visit: rather, the program aims to bring together people who feel that change is coming.
During our tour in 2014, we began with Stanford University’s d.school, before visiting such companies as Intel (who implemented their own telecommunication network), Studio o+a (the most talked-about architecture design studio which promotes the latest in office design) and the Plug & Play Tech Center, whose role as an incubator is well known. Our discussions with them gave us ideas for the future. We also conducted a mini workshop on site with people from different companies and presented the future of Japanese offices.

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