Explaining Kansei design studies

P.D. Levy, S. Vakamori, T. Yamanaka

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Within the last thirty years, Kansei studies have become an important field of research in Japan. More recently, foreign researchers have become more and more interested in understating the approach, despite the difficulties related to the cultural dimension of Kansei and Kansei studies. The aim of this research is to propose to westerners a clear description of what Kansei and Kansei studies are, and how it is different from classic western approaches on sensory or emotion design. Using this description of Kansei studies, a brainstorming has been organized to determine a list of keywords (KSK) used to structure and map comprehensively Kansei-related source of information. Moreover, a participative tool, called KanseiTako, is introduced. This tool aims at providing researchers, educators, and students, with an organized and useful set of knowledge sources to structure comprehensively the research field and the education in Kansei studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from the 6th Conference on Design and Emotion 2008
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event6th Conference on Design and Emotion 2008 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Oct 20089 Oct 2008


Conference6th Conference on Design and Emotion 2008
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Education
  • Japanese mind
  • Kansei
  • KanseiTako

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