Takao Umehara
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Takao Umehara
INNOVATION / DESIGN STRATEGIST
 

Hi, I’m Takao.

I am passionate about making a peaceful, harmonious, sustainable world through the combined power of design, technology, education and business.

My Areas of Expertise:

Creative Strategy, Digital Product & Service Design, Branding, Creative Thinking Coach, Business Model Design

New product development

Augmented reality (AR) learning experience Strategy & Design

At Amplify, ELA Quest team produced “Perception Academy Quest”, a week long middle school ELA role play learning experience with a topic of neuroscience medical conditions

New framework development

HIGH SCHOOL Innovation FRAMEWORK Design

At the XQ Superschool Project, I helped them develop and propagate a brand-new school design framework : XQ Canvas

New product development

CREATING IMMERSIVE IN-CLASS LEARNING EXPERIENCE

At Amplify, ELA Quest team produces series of highly immersive learning experience to enable middle school and elementary school students to naturally challenge reading and writing difficult texts through fusion of physical and digital experience.

New Product development

UX STRATEGY & DESIGN FOR DAILY SOCIAL PLANNING APP, CHUMM

I led an entire effort for defining UX strategy/design and product branding for this daily social planner for planning friends’ get together.

Content authoring for creative thinking

extra ordinary book

We produced a book ‘extra ordinary’ as a mean to inspire creativity of general public through showing playfully repurposing daily objects.

ART exhibition for extra ordinary book

art exhibition as a book launching event

We created an art exhibition as part of the book launching event in Los Angeles. We implemented some ideas from the book such as a furniture made out of kitchen paper, flower vase with condom, kitchen hooks with pasta.

New OFFICE SPACE DEVELOPMENT

WORKSPACE DESIGN STRATEGY

Amplify sought to open up a new office space in Cambridge, Massachusetts and I led the workspace experience design strategy.

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORKS DEVELOPMENT

DESIGNING NEW FRAMEWORKS

For innovative thinking, I have been researching and developing new frameworks for innovation workshops and teach others how to use them.