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Platform Design Laboratory

Date of establishment: July 1, 2003
Director:Jiro Kokuryo
URL : http://platform.sfc.keio.ac.jp/
Contact: Keio University Shonan-Fujisawa Campus Kokuryo Laboratory z building 303 (+81-466-49-3557)

Objective

It has become general knowledge that the concept of "platform" is essential in discussing network society or network industry. At our laboratory, platform is defined as "a product or service available to all persons based on clearly-defined conditions that provide an infrastructure for revitalizing transactions with a third party or creating new business opportunities." For example, the browser is a platform that connects many companies and individuals to other persons, and a credit card is also a platform that connects various businesses with consumers. Without these, it would be impossible to realize today's Internet business. At our Laboratory, we look into platforms that play important roles in today's economy and society, exploring various factors including its definition, its possibilities within society, and its most appropriate method of operation. Through such research, we seek to explore how platforms can be best designed to achieve both creativity and continuity in its operation.

PDL

Research Theme

  • Information disclosure system that utilizes ID technology
  • Design of value chains that implement individual identification technology represented by IC tags
  • Coordination with regional medical facilities focusing on sharing of information over the network
  • Platforms that enable autonomous regional economy
  • Platforms for next generation media
  • Effect on management by the advancement of information platforms
  • Possible roles that universities may fulfill in platform design

Memberships

Name Affiliation
o Jiro Kokuryo Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Jun Murai Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Hideyuki Tokuda Guest Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Ikuyo Kaneko Professor Emeritus
Isagai Yoshinori Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Miki Akiyama Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Atsushi Shinjo Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Masaki Umejima Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Research into Education Platform Business Models and Theoretical Communication Contents Development; In Charge of Community Wimax Research
Sawako Nohara Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Naoto Ikegai Project Researcher, Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center, The University of Tokyo
Intellectual property, Information Law
Mihoko Sakurai Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
In Charge of Local Government ICT Projects
Akiko Orita Assistant Professor, College of Human and Environmental Studies, Kanto Gakuin University
Yoshiro Matsuzawa Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
In Charge of Researching Distance Learning-related Reference Models
Mikihito Hayashi Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, Aichi Gakuin University
Mikako Ogawa Assistant Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Ryou Onozuka Project Research Associate, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Qazi Omair Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC