On Thursday, March 24th, 2016, the XPD2016 Data × Design conference was held at Roppongi Academyhills, with the theme of Data × Design. On the following day, Friday, March 25th, the location changed to Loftwork Inc., where workshops were held to experience Data × Designin an event that stretched over two days.
Speakers who have challenged themselves with innovation in various fields assembled based on the common theme of 「Data × Design」. It has been a long time since the words "big data" were popularized, but even now, as individual users, are there many who can think of specific examples of how it affects their daily life?
How does data enrich users' lives and bring them happiness? How are businesses driven by using data? I, Kentaro Takaoka, boast of my love for technology and data but am manipulated by data on a regular basis, and will give an on-site report from the two-day event.
Mr. Kawanabe is working to redesign the organization and the industry
He emphasized that "we cannot create the best UX nowadays without combining operation, software, and hardware." There were no hardware or software engineers in the taxi industry until a few years ago. However, through Mr. Kawanabe's efforts, the situation is gradually beginning to change.
Moving ahead of the industry again, he says that in 2025, self-driving taxis will also become practical. The ordinary person cannot imagine a self-driving taxi being the norm in the future the way this app has become the norm, but insiders in the industry who are aware of this information every day can probably see a little bit of the future. Besides the taxi industry, there must still be industries in which innovation will occur with the use of data.
Report by Kentaro Takaoka：
He writes articles about music and culture for magazines and online.
He coauthored Designing Tumblr, Dubstep Disc Guide, Bass Music Disc Guide, etc.
He also contributes to『IDEA』『SPECTATOR』『SWITCH』『Time Out Tokyo』『Resident Advisor』, etc.