Takashi Iba

Takashi Iba

Professor
Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Born1974
DegreesPh.D. in Media and Governance (Keio University, 2003)
Short BiographyTakashi Iba is a Professor at Faculty of Policy Management as well as Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University. He is a board member of The Hillside Group, which promotes the use of patterns and pattern languages and also sponsors several conferences and publications on pattern languages; he is also the president of CreativeShift Lab Inc., which provides goods to utilize pattern languages and services to support creating new pattern languages.

Dr. Iba explores the art and science of "creation," covering creativity of individuals, teams, organizations, society, and nature toward the Creative Society, where people could create their own goods, tools, concepts, knowledge, mechanisms, and ultimately, the future with their own hands. He tackles the problem with the combinational approach of systems theory, methodology, and design practices.

He proposes a new theory about creation, Creative Systems Theory, based on the studies of autopoiesis and complex systems, and also provides pattern languages as a supporting media for creation. Collaborating with his students, Dr. Iba has created many pattern languages concerning human actions. He has authored Learning Patterns (2014), Presentation Patterns (2014), which received Good Design Award 2013, Collaboration Patterns (2014), Words for a Journey (2015), which received Good Design Award 2015 and Grand Prix of the Dementia Friendly Award by Orange Act 2015, Project Design Patterns (2017), and so on.

He authored the national best-selling scientific textbook, Introduction to Complex Systems: An Adventure to the Frontier of Knowledge (NTT Publishers, 1998, in Japanese), while a master student. The book has attained a sale of twenty thousand copies, and he received Keio University President Award (1998). He also authored Social Systems Theory (Keio University Press, 2011, in Japenese), Pattern Language (Keio University Press, 2013, in Japenese), Frontiers of Evolutionary Economics (Nihon Hyoronsha, 2004, in Japanese), and Frontiers of Policy Management IV (Keio University Press, 2003, in Japanese).

He received a BA in Environmental Information, Master of Media and Governance, and a Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University under the supervision of Professor Yoshiyasu Takefuji, computer scientist, and Professor Heizo Takenaka, economist who served as the Minister for Economic/Fiscal Policy, Financial Services, Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan. He was a visiting scholar at MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (2009-2010). He started his academic career in the science of complexity, and explored the underlying mechanisms of spontaneous order and diversity with using a computer simulation and network analysis. His current researches and activities are based on these studies.
Areas of ExpertisePattern Languages, Creativity, Complex Systems, Social Systems Theory
Courses TaughtPATTERN LANGUAGE,SOCIAL SYSTEM THEORY,SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECT A,EXPLORING CREATIVE SOCIETY,MASTER SEMINAR,CREATIVE SYSTEMS THEORY,SEMINAR(Natural & Creative Living Lab),SEMINAR(Natural & Creative Living Lab (GIGA) - Global Collaboration to Empower People with Creative Languages),SEMINAR(Natural & Creative Living Lab),SEMINAR(Natural & Creative Living Lab (GIGA) - Global Collaboration to Empower People with Creative Languages),SEMINAR(Creating New Languages in New Domains),GRADUATE SCHOOL PROJECT (Interreality)
Affiliations

Board of The Hillside Group, Board of Community for Innovation of Education and learning through Computers and communication networks (CIEC), Japan Active Learners Society, Open Dialogue Network Japan(ODNJP), Dementia Friendly Japan Initiative

Selected Publications

[books]

  • Takashi Iba, with Iba Laboratory, Learning Patterns: A Pattern Language for Creative Learning, CreativeShift Lab, 2014
  • Takashi Iba, with Iba Laboratory,Presentation Patterns: A Pattern Language for Creative Presentations, CreativeShift Lab, 2014
  • Takashi Iba, with Iba Laboratory, Collaboration Patterns: A Pattern Language for Creative Collaborations, CreativeShift Lab, 2014
  • Takashi Iba, and Makoto Okada (Eds), Iba Laboratory and Dementia Friendly Japan Initiative, Words for a Journey: The Art of Being with Dementia, CreativeShift Lab, 2015
  • Eri Shimomukai, Sumire Nakamura with Takashi Iba, Change Making Patterns: A Pattern Language for Fostering Social Entrepreneurship, CreativeShift Lab, 2015
  • Tomoki Furukawazono and Takashi Iba, with Survival Language Project, Survival Language: A Pattern Language for Surviving Earthquakes, CreativeShift Lab, 2015
  • Takashi Iba with Iba Laboratory, Pattern Illustrating Patterns: A Pattern Language for Pattern Illustrating, CreativeShift Lab, 2015
  • Kaori Harasawa, Natsumi Miyazaki, Rika Sakuraba, and Takashi Iba, A Tale of Pattern Illustrating, CreativeShift Lab, 2015

    [articles]

  • Takashi Iba, “Pattern Language 3.0 and Fundamental Behavioral Properties” in World Conference on Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Societal Change, 2015, published in a book: Peter Baumgartner, Tina Gruber-Muecke, Richard Sickinger (Eds.), Pursuit of Pattern Languages for Societal Change. Designing Lively Scenarios in Various Fields. Berlin: epubli, 2016, pp.200-233
  • Takashi Iba, Ayaka Yoshikawa, “Understanding the Functions of Pattern Language with Vygotsky’s Psychology: Signs, The Zone of Proximal Development, and Predicate in Inner Speech,” 23rd Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP2016), USA, 2016
  • Takashi Iba, Taichi Isaku, “Creating a Pattern Language for Creating Pattern Languages: 364 Patterns for Pattern Mining, Writing, and Symbolizing,” 23rd Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP2016), USA, Oct., 2016
  • Takashi Iba, “Future Language for Collaborative Design,” PUARL Conference 2016, USA, 2016
  • Takashi Iba, “An Autopoietic Systems Theory for Creativity,” Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol.2, Issue 4, pp.305 6625, 2010
  • Takashi Iba, “Sociological Perspective of the Creative Society” in Matth us P. Zylka, Hauke Fuehres, Andrea Fronzetti Colladon, Peter A. Gloor (eds.), Designing Networks for Innovation and Improvisation (Springer Proceedings in Complexity), Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp.29-428
  • Takashi Iba, Haruka Mori, and Ayaka Yoshikawa, “A Pattern Language for Designing Innovative Projects: Project Design Patterns,” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2017, in printing (accepted in June 2017)
  • Takashi Iba, Aya Matsumoto, Arisa Kamada, Nao Tamaki, and Tomoki Kaneko, "A Pattern Language for Living Well with Dementia: Words for a Journey," International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering, Volume 4, No. 1/2, 2016, pp.85-112
  • Takashi Iba, Kazeto Shimonishi, "The Origin of Diversity: Thinking with Chaotic Walk," Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume VIII, NECSI Knowledge Press, 2011, pp.447-461. Takashi Iba "Hidden Order in Chaos: The Network-Analysis Approach To Dynamical Systems," Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume VIII, NECSI Knowledge Press, 2011, pp.769-783

  • Message to StudentsI'll take a sabbatical year from summer of 2018 for 1 year. Please come to talk during Spring semester 2018, if you are interested in our research.
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    NoteOn sabbatical leave during the fall semester 2018 academic year