The design center in Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa was renovated for the first time in this 25 years and unveiled to domestic and foreign media for 4 days, on December 12-15, 2006. This new design center was the climax of our facility renovation activities started in 2002. It has about 42,000 square meter, which is 1.5 times larger than the previous design center and more than 600 people are working there. Today we will report the unveiling event to you.
Long and short. There are two different type programs in “NISSAN DESIGN Offsite Internship.” This time, we feature the first short-term program held in this August. While making a review of the short-term, we will introduce you the characteristics that are different from the long-term.
This time, we features Mr. Toshiyuki Abe, who was assigned to serve as an instructor of this first long-term program. He spent about 2 months with the students who participated in this program and witnessed their growth. Mr. Abe himself is a professional designer in the concept car design group of Nissan Motor Com. Here we asked him what you can learn from this internship program and its merits from a professional viewpoint.
The first NISSAN DESIGN Offsite Internship program started this summer, embodying Nissan's desire to transmit Japanese monozukuri DNA-the spirit and craft of manufacturing-to the next generation. We asked five participants in the first of these long-term internships what they thought about the program when they applied and how they view it now. We asked how it had changed their mindsets, what they learned from their internship, and what they think about monozukuri.
Long-waited “NISSAN DESIGN Offsite Internship” started. The final presentation as the wrap-up of the first long-term program, our inaugural program, was held on Aug. 11th, 2006. In this report, we will look back on the progress of this 2 month program with the focus on the final presentation.