Tama Art University Department of Information Design invited Takashi to speak in its Experience Design course on January 12th. Requested by Professor Uemura who leads the course, he guided the students through the “Happiness along Route 17” series, a joint project with Showa Women’s University from 2016 to 2019. Meeting with new people, visiting new places, and trying new things were all integral throughout this series of experience design projects. This appeared to be a positive surprise for the students, who tend to view designing as something cool done in a cool office in a PC screen, somehow detached from external world and even from their own daily lives.