著者
和田 章男 萩原 将文
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.5, no.2, pp.1-8, 2005-02-28 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
34
被引用文献数
2 1

We propose a Japanese font automatic creating system reflecting user's Kansei. In the system, a user inputs the impression of a font to create. Since a user does not have to do direct design work, a user without special design skill can easily obtain various fonts reflecting his/her Kansei. The proposed system operates based on the genetic algorithm. The genetic algorithm consists of two parts: a font creation part and a font evaluation part. By repetition of creation and evaluation, the system outputs a font which meets the demand of a user. In addition, by repetition of the genetic algorithm, various fonts are outputted. Furthermore, the system has the learning ability to reflect each user's Kansei. Through the experiment, we have confirmed the availability of the system, such as the diversity of created fonts and the satisfaction of each user.
著者
石原 恵子 原田 実穂 石原 茂和
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.7, no.4, pp.709-716, 2008-06-30 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
10

Autonomous robots, which are becoming more widespread in Japanese homes and workplaces, perform such diverse functions as cleaning, or security patrolling. As people need to accept and understand these robots with which they may be in contact for extended periods, we studied Kansei in relation to the movements of robots. We observed the behavior of the people who participated in “a simulated workplace with robots experiment.”We developed six small simple robots of similar appearance but exhibited different behaviors in terms of their approaches to people; the combination of three types of movement and two types of wagging of the stick on the back. Each robot was evaluated on autonomism, Kansei, and affectiveness, anthropomorphism, safety and durability. According to the last evaluation after the session in three successive days, we concluded that approaching a person was interpreted as “cleverness”and wagging a “tail”as “charm.”The wag alone did not promote attachment but alleviated the aggression of the autonomous robot.
著者
杉山 淳一
出版者
Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.5, no.3, pp.3-10, 2005
被引用文献数
1

On-line battle games reached a new stage. It is the movement of making a computer game sublimate for "sport". It is called electronic sport, e -Sports. The leading parts of e -Sports are not a game manufacturer but players. Manufacturers don't have the initiative, but it is the age when a users' community chooses a game. e-Sport develops in America, Europe, South Korea, Taiwan. Even Japan may be so. It may influence not only a market but also culture, education, international relations.
著者
石原 恵子 石原 茂和 長町 三生 竹林 征三
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.5, no.1, pp.19-26, 2004-11-30 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
11
被引用文献数
1

The civil construction in a particular community should be given a name that appropriately reflects the climate and culture of the area (expressed as “fudo”in Japanese) where they are constructed, which will add social and culturalvalue to it. From the view of Fudo Engineering, the namer may well be required to have all the knowledge of the fudo of the area, however, it is not easy to acquire the adequate knowledge. Here, we will propose to use our newly developed computerized consultation system, which uses an electronic encyclopedia, to get the fudo information effectively. When the user inputs a name of the place, this system searches all the descriptions about it from the encyclopedia. The descriptive text includes the nature environment, origin, history and so on. Then, it automatically extracts the nouns and the adjectives from the text, and makes a word list semantically related to the each extracted word. The word list helps the user choose a word or coin a new word conceptually related to the community as a name for the construction
著者
吉岡 朋子 風間 健
出版者
Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.1, no.2, pp.59-64, 2001

Many goods and services at late night have appeared in the market. Therefore, the objective of this study was to clarify the characteristics of daily activity at late night of young people who were active at late night.<BR>The method of this study was to survey the daily activity of female student from 10p.m. to 5a.m. the next day on weekdays and holidays. The main results were as follows.<BR>(1) The difference among samples had stronger influence on the obtained data than the difference within samples.<BR>(2) The time of activities at late night was longer in students than in whole Japanese. On the rate of samples who were astir at late night, holidays was twice rate of weekdays.<BR>(3) The correlation of between bedtime and each item of daily activities for a whole day was high in the items of the free time, low in the items of the bound time and half in the indispensable time. The correlation between weekdays and holidays was also found.<BR>(4) Activities at late night were classified to five factors. The characteristics of each factor depended on the types of communication's media, for example, telephone and communication.<BR>(5) The activities, which were mostly active in late night, were telephone, computer and rest. Contrary, the items of low rate of activity at late night were work and transportation.<BR>(6) The correlations among activities were found. The character of samples related to transportation were clarified. Their character was self-assertive and aggressive.
著者
木野 和代 岩城 達也 石原 茂和 出木原 裕順
出版者
Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.6, no.2, pp.33-38, 2006
被引用文献数
1

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between humans and objects they treasure using the analogy of interpersonal relationships. Four hundred and eighteen undergraduates were asked to name objects they were especially fond of. They then rated the likeness or similarity of these things to themselves and others, and they specified the reason they liked the objects. The results showed that certain objects carried with them strong metaphors for the subjects' interpersonal relationships. The study also analyzed the relationship between these metaphors and the reasons given by the subjects for liking the objects named. Although this was an exploratory study, the analysis of the relationship between humans and the objects might be useful for the development of new products that people will treasure.
著者
山脇 一宏 椎塚 久雄
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.5, no.3, pp.31-37, 2005-05-31 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
7
被引用文献数
1 2

This paper discusses about the relevancy of Solfege ability and Color-heard-sense. We do the questionnaire survey that listens to music and answered the color image. We analyze tonality recognition with questionnaire survey of the music major students and students except for the music major. We use method of the feature extraction of the music according to the adjective image chart, because it is superior than the feature extraction of the music by the factor analysis. From the analysis of the questionnaire survey, two results are shown. It is suggested that the human beings have the synesthesia subconsciously. It is shown that the synesthesia is caused by an influence on the common recognition of music and color.
著者
杉山 淳一
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.5, no.3, pp.3-10, 2005-05-31 (Released:2010-06-28)

On-line battle games reached a new stage. It is the movement of making a computer game sublimate for “sport”. It is called electronic sport, e -Sports. The leading parts of e -Sports are not a game manufacturer but players. Manufacturers don't have the initiative, but it is the age when a users' community chooses a game. e-Sport develops in America, Europe, South Korea, Taiwan. Even Japan may be so. It may influence not only a market but also culture, education, international relations.
著者
石原 恵子 石原 茂和 長町 三生 竹林 征三
出版者
Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.5, no.1, pp.19-26, 2004
被引用文献数
1

The civil construction in a particular community should be given a name that appropriately reflects the climate and culture of the area (expressed as "fudo"in Japanese) where they are constructed, which will add social and culturalvalue to it. From the view of Fudo Engineering, the namer may well be required to have all the knowledge of the fudo of the area, however, it is not easy to acquire the adequate knowledge. Here, we will propose to use our newly developed computerized consultation system, which uses an electronic encyclopedia, to get the fudo information effectively. When the user inputs a name of the place, this system searches all the descriptions about it from the encyclopedia. The descriptive text includes the nature environment, origin, history and so on. Then, it automatically extracts the nouns and the adjectives from the text, and makes a word list semantically related to the each extracted word. The word list helps the user choose a word or coin a new word conceptually related to the community as a name for the construction
著者
三重野 芳典 椎塚 久雄
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.1, no.2, pp.81-88, 2001-08-31 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
12

This paper describes a composition technique based on two methods, the information theory and the genetic algorithm. Recently, we have needed a new development of the composition technique from variety of our life style on the music, so that it is useful to obtain fundamental rules for the composition by using intelligent informatics technologies. The main idea of our technique consists of the following two parts. The entropy obtained from scores contributes the determination of melody, and the genetic algorithm so as to fit the melody performs the code progression.Two examples of composition results have been given to demonstrate the usefulness of our method.
著者
福本 誠 楠 芳之 長島 知正
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.4, no.2, pp.17-24, 2004 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
17
被引用文献数
1 3

Motivated by the recent Reinhardt's experiments for a therapeutic purpose that suggested the heartbeats of cancer patients were synchronized with music, we attempt to explore if the heartbeats of normal individuals are synchronized with music of decreasing tempo, and also its physiological effect. Based on the tool verifying synchronization between music and heartbeats, we found that the heartbeats of normal individuals are synchronized with tempo of our music stimulus. Furthermore, we suggest, in our experiment, that the synchronization affects autonomic nervous activity related to relaxation in physiological state.
著者
田中 秀典 今井 順一 齋藤 巌 春日 伸予 長島 知正
出版者
Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.5, no.2, pp.71-76, 2005

Colic crying, which is a baby's abnormal crying induced by unknown causes, is a typical example of sounds giving unpleasant impressions to listeners. Recently, Mukai <I>et al.</I> suggested that the colic crying would cause the child abuse because of its unpleasantness. In this paper, we propose the extended pitch perturbation quotient (ePPQ) for the evaluation of unpleasantness of crying. It is shown that the ePPQ is an index to quantify instability of fundamental periods, which seems to be cause of unpleasantness of colic crying. The ePPQ for colic crying is significantly higher than that for crying cured by operation. Furthermore, as a result of subjective evaluations, it seems that there is a tendency for the scale of unpleasantness to be high when the ePPQ is high. Therefore, it is considered that the ePPQ is a useful index for evaluating unpleasantness for crying.
著者
土肥 麻佐子 持丸 正明 河内 まき子
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.6, no.2, pp.53-58, 2006 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
9

Attitudes involved in shoe selection and the present situation of shoe comfort were investigated using the questionnaire method. A questionnaire survey was conducted in 2002 of 181 female university students (18-20 years). Questionnaire items asked about 3 items: 1) shoes usually worn; 2) shoes on the market; and 3) troubles noted when wearing own shoes. Specific questions were identical to those used in a questionnaire survey for elderly women conducted in 1997. Foot length and foot girth were measured at the same time for 54 of these 181 subjects. The mean foot girth of young women was significantly smaller than that of elderly women, and the suitable foot girth size was D or narrower in 52% of subjects. Many young women wore heeled shoes with ball girth larger than their foot girths. Young women experienced difficulties with shoe comfort mainly in the ball and plantar arch, which are different from those experienced by elderly women. One of the reasons for shoe discomfort in young women may be feet sliding forward on the shank curve of shoes due to wearing shoes with ball girth too large for their feet. To improve shoe comfort, consumers need to recognize their own foot girth size, and select shoes of suitable size. Since shoes with narrower than average foot girth size are few at present, shoe comfort would be improved by increasing the supply of narrower shoes on the market.
著者
木野 和代 岩城 達也 石原 茂和 出木原 裕順
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.6, no.2, pp.33-38, 2006 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
21
被引用文献数
3 1

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between humans and objects they treasure using the analogy of interpersonal relationships. Four hundred and eighteen undergraduates were asked to name objects they were especially fond of. They then rated the likeness or similarity of these things to themselves and others, and they specified the reason they liked the objects. The results showed that certain objects carried with them strong metaphors for the subjects' interpersonal relationships. The study also analyzed the relationship between these metaphors and the reasons given by the subjects for liking the objects named. Although this was an exploratory study, the analysis of the relationship between humans and the objects might be useful for the development of new products that people will treasure.
著者
渡邉 鉄也 伊藤 淳二 田中 基八郎 細矢 直基
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.2, no.2, pp.43-48, 2002-08-31 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
6

A human being laughs in every day life when happy, and a facial expression changes unconsciously. It is thought that the facial expression has close relation to feelings and Kansei. The facial expression is more intelligibly than the expression by word, and can convey a delicate nuance when introducing feelings. Intention communication with a different foreigner is possible by a facial expression and a gesture. In this way, the role that a facial expression serves as by communication is very big. The aim of this study is to control a mind state by the intentionally modified facial expression. The final aim is the application to a field of the medical welfare. In this study, measuring the behavior of each muscle of a face using electromyogram in order to evaluate the expression quantitatively elucidates the mechanism of a facial expression. Six facial expressions is paid attention. When a human being made a facial expression intentionally, it is thought that a mind state changes by the facial expression. For example, it is said that a mind state is stable unconsciously when making a smile intentionally. On the other hand, it is thought that a mind state becomes unstable when a partner makes a facial expression of anger. In this way it is thought that a mind state is closely related to a facial expression, but there are many subjects that have not been elucidated. So the relation of a facial expression and a mind state is cleared from bio-information such as electromyogram or brain waves as an engineering approach and will be applied to the medical welfare.
著者
大倉 典子 荒巻 孝輔 中村 康明 中山 記男
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.4, no.2, pp.51-58, 2004
被引用文献数
4 2

This paper focuses attention on the concepts used in the developments of various therapeutic robots. Websites related to these concepts were statistically analyzed from the standpoint of Kansei Engineering. Results of this analysis highlighted important keywords employed in relevant Websites that indicate the concepts of the developments. Another analysis using dual scaling also revealed the position of each therapeutic robot. This study also clarified transitions of the weights of the employed keywords and the robot's positions. This new knowledge will contribute to suggesting trends in the therapeutic robots of the next generation.
著者
伴 浩美 南保 英孝 大藪 多可志
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.5, no.3, pp.49-55, 2005-05-31 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
16

Agood movie is a cu ltural creation by excellent staffs completing their wisdom. The story, conversation, and image s of such a movie draw the interest of many viewers. Most of the conversation is used actually every day. In thispaper, we investigated several screenplays o f famous American movies. In short, frequency characteristics of character - and word-appearance were investigated using a program constructed by C++. These characteristics were approximated by an exponential function: [y=c·exp(-bx)]. Furthermore, we ca lculated the percentage of American basic vocabulary to obtain the difficulty -level as well as the K-characteristic of each material. As a result, it was clearly shown that the values of coefficients c and b for the screenplays have the same tendency as j ournalism and they are difficult to read than interviews, CNN news and inaugural addresses.
著者
岩田 佳子 岩田 満 田野 俊一
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.3, no.1, pp.7-16, 2003 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
45
被引用文献数
1

As the computers are ubiquitous, the linguistic communication by the digital media (e.g. e-mail) has become very popular. However, the simple text doesn't express our emotion, so it is importanto establish the emotional font generation support system that can estimate the user's emotion from sentences and generate the suitable fonts dynamically. Firstly we pointed out that the font shape, the emotion andKanseihad the close relation and influenced each other. Secondly we have deduced the basic elements of the font shape, the emotion andKanseiby categorizing the large number of words that appear in the articles of the font design. As the result we had 32 elements for the emotion, 34 forKanseiKansei and 56 for the font shape. Finally we conducted the experiment to know the relation among them. The result showed that the emotion andKanseigave the influence on the font shape independently in some cases and dependently in the other cases. We have successfully deduced several rules to generate the font shape form the specified emotion andKansei.
著者
武田 竜弥
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.6, no.2, pp.67-72, 2006 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
12
被引用文献数
4

Kansei is greatly affected by culture, customs, life-style and the other social factors. Therefore sociological studies are indispensable in order to explain functions of Kansei. In this paper we clarify four meanings of Kansei by analyzing the perceptive process of human beings and define Kansei which sociology deals with as the psychological ability to judge or evaluate intuitively sensory information or representation. And based on this, we clarify how the sociological approach to Kansei is possible by showing several methods for it (“sociology of sense”by Goerg Simmel, approach from artifacts, social studies of science and technology and studies of social meanings of concepts).
著者
田中 秀典 今井 順一 齋藤 巌 春日 伸予 長島 知正
出版者
日本感性工学会
雑誌
感性工学研究論文集 (ISSN:13461958)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.5, no.2, pp.71-76, 2005-02-28 (Released:2010-06-28)
参考文献数
15

Colic crying, which is a baby's abnormal crying induced by unknown causes, is a typical example of sounds giving unpleasant impressions to listeners. Recently, Mukai et al. suggested that the colic crying would cause the child abuse because of its unpleasantness. In this paper, we propose the extended pitch perturbation quotient (ePPQ) for the evaluation of unpleasantness of crying. It is shown that the ePPQ is an index to quantify instability of fundamental periods, which seems to be cause of unpleasantness of colic crying. The ePPQ for colic crying is significantly higher than that for crying cured by operation. Furthermore, as a result of subjective evaluations, it seems that there is a tendency for the scale of unpleasantness to be high when the ePPQ is high. Therefore, it is considered that the ePPQ is a useful index for evaluating unpleasantness for crying.