IDEO Tokyoの共同代表として、教育分野からホスピタリティ産業、金融サービス、食品・飲料、家庭用電化製品まで、幅広い企業および分野のプロジェクトを手がける他、東京大学、慶応大学、九州大学などの客員講師も務めています。

東京オフィス参画以前には、ニューヨーク事務所の設立に携わり、プロジェクトリードとして活躍。ヒューマンファクター部門の拡張に向けて新しいデザインリサーチやストーリーテリングの手法の研究・実験で実績をあげたほか、ニューヨーク大学ロバート F ワグナー パブリックサービス大学院では、非常勤教授も務め、社会政策、都市計画、非営利経営などの分野で複雑な問題に対応するデザイン思考適用法の指導を行いました。

またIDEO入社以前は、情報科学上級アナリストとしてジョンソン・エンド・ジョンソンで、医療用具や医薬品部門でグローバル戦略、ユーザー インターフェース デザイン、ラボ情報科学、プロセスエクセレンス イニシアティブなどを担当。シックスシグマのブラックベルトの研修も受けています。



Mike Peng is co-founder and co-Managing Director of IDEO, Japan. Mike is passionate about IDEO being a creative catalyst for change in Japan. He believes that unlocking people’s innate creative ability will be the key to helping Japan become more innovative.

As Co-Managing Director, Mike works with colleagues to set the strategic direction of the business in Japan, mentor designers, and lead client relationships and projects. Industries Mike has worked on range from education and hospitality, to financial services, food & beverages and consumer electronics. He is also a visiting lecturer at Tokyo University, Keio University, and Kyushu University.

Before moving to Tokyo, Mike helped start IDEO’s office in New York. He led several projects and experimented with new methods in design research and storytelling to stretch the Human Factors practice. He also worked as an adjunct professor at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, teaching public policy, urban planning, and non-profit management students how to use design thinking to solve complex problems.

Prior to joining IDEO, Mike was a senior informatics analyst at Johnson & Johnson where he worked on the global strategy, user interface design, laboratory informatics and process excellence initiatives in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors. He also trained as a Six Sigma black belt.

Mike graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in cognitive science and an emphasis in neuroscience. In his spare time, he plays tennis competitively (his high-school court is named after him!) and is an amateur hip-hop dancer who finds solace in reality TV and celebrity gossip.