University of Tsukuba

Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Informatics



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Projects

Volunteer Design, Anti-pandemic Together

Volunteer Design, Anti-pandemic Together

The China-Italy Design Innovation Hub propose innovative solutions to the dilemmas of the pandemic with design methods

Adaptive Problem Solving using Off-the-Shelf Adaptive Design

Adaptive Problem Solving using Off-the-Shelf Adaptive Design

Construction of an environment to foster adaptive problem-solving skills based on the cognitive behavioral science theory of action selection and memory.

Kansei Map

Kansei Map

Ban’s research topic

Slow Robots for Unobtrusive Posture Correction

Slow Robots for Unobtrusive Posture Correction

With slow robots, we make the first step toward using actuated objects for unobtrusive behavioral changes.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Mobility Design

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Mobility Design

Design of a self-driving mobility for the “Last Mile” transportation of people.

User-Centered Auditory Design

User-Centered Auditory Design

Sammy’s research topic

Interior Design for Self-Driving Cars

Interior Design for Self-Driving Cars

Project done in collaboration with Toyoda Gosei to research the effects of different interior designs on the feeling of excitement in autonomous cars.

Mouthpiece for Breath Control during Exercise

Mouthpiece for Breath Control during Exercise

Design of a mouthpiece for controlling breath during exercise.

Meet the Lab

Principal Investigators

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SeungHee Lee

Associate Professor of Kansei Design

Kansei Design, Creativity, Human Behavior, Product Design, Human Computer Interaction Design

Visiting Professors

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Muneo Kitajima

Professor at Nagaoka UT

Cognitive Modeling, Information Science, Artificial Intelligence

PhD Students

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Ji Wang

PhD Student

Voice User Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Humor Expression of Voice Assistant

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Han "Sammy" Zhang

PhD Student

Human-Automation Interaction, User Experience, Kansei Design, Basketball, Snowboard, Drum

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Eiji Onchi

PhD Student

Human-Robot Interaction, Kansei Design, Emotions, Programming, Cycling

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Zhefan "Marcus" Yu

PhD Student

Kansei Design, Computational Design, Generative Design

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Cen "Ori" Zhang

PhD Student

Voice Assistant, Emotional Expression, VUI, Kansei Design

Master Students

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Pengchen "Ban" Wan

Master Student

Emotional Map, Human Behavior, Bio-data Tracking, Gaming

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Kaihuan Wei

Master Student

Augmented Reality, Kansei Interaction, Shopping Behavior

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Max Hanssen

Master Student

Kansei Design, Environmental Design, Fishing, Electric guitar, Motorcycling, Skateboarding, Football

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RuoTian "Sora" Zhang

Master Student

Kansei Design, Human Behavior, Smart Home, IoT, Human-Devices Interaction, Archery

Research Students

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Yuyang "Toma" Liu

Research Student

Kansei Design, User Experience Design, Digital Media Design, 3D Game Developing

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Guanyu Chen

Research Student

Product Design, Kansei Design, IOT Engineering, 3D Modeling, Sketching, Archery

Research Partners

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Muneo Kitajima

Professor at Nagaoka UT

Cognitive Modeling, Information Science, Artificial Intelligence

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Daniel Saakes

Professor at KAIST

Ergonomics, Robotics, Augmented Reality

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Alessandro Biamonti

Professor at Polimi

Architecture, Spatial and Interior Design, Alzheimer

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Gustavo Kato

Dean of Engineering at UPN

Inventions, Robotics

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Hisao Shiizuka

Professor Emeritus at Kogakuin U.

Affective Science, Soft Computing, Aging Society, Affective Design Science, Innovation Engineering, Kansei Engineering

Short-Term Students and Visitors

  • 2021
    • Abril Sanchez: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Industrial Design.
  • 2019
    • Tijmen Bulstra: Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Jesse Kamp: Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Siebren de Vos: Eindhoven University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Natanya Cornet: Eindhoven University of Technology, Industrial Design.
  • 2018
    • David Schuit: Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Damiaen Hogervorst: Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Simone Casartelli: Polytechnic University of Milan, Industrial Design.
    • Huimin Chen: Polytechnic University of Milan.
  • 2017
    • Marten Westerhof: Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Otmar Balk: Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Silvia Pastori: Polytechnic University of Milan, Design.
    • Kevin Lu: Eindhoven University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Elisa Engelsma: Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Rens van Mens: Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design.
    • Jihong Jeon: Ewha Womans University.
    • Sohee Han: Ewha Womans University.
    • Arisa Onchi: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Graphic Design.
  • 2016
    • Beril Imamogullari: Polytechnic University of Milan, Design.
    • Sietske Visser: Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design.
  • 2015
    • Anna Kay Mastenbroek: Delft University of Technology.
    • Ricardo: Delft University of Technology.
    • Lina Li: Delft University of Technology.
    • Gao Yi: University of Southern Denmark.
  • 2014
    • Tom Kluyver: Delft University of Technology.
    • Matthijs Hofte: Delft University of Technology.
  • 2013
    • Javier Rosales: Delft University of Technology.
  • 2012
    • Nounou Bao: Delft University of Technology.
  • 2011
    • Samy Ralph: Delft University of Technology.
  • 2005
    • Ruben: Delft University of Technology.
    • Katerina Todorova: University of Southern Denmark.
  • 2003
    • Bart van Haperen: Delft University of Technology.
    • Alice Verdonk: Eindhoven University of Technology.
  • 2002
    • Anouk Slegers: Eindhoven University of Technology.
  • 2001
    • Hyojin Seo: Ewha Womans University.

Contact

  • lab@kansei.design
  • +81-029-853-2858
  • ARB D501, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577
  • Enter the Advanced Research Building D and take the elevator to Room 501 on Floor 5