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About the Symposium

A tentative schedule is as follows.

9:00-10:30 Part 1 – Panel Session (1)
1.What is the Kansei? Its Connotation and Extension
Hisao SHIIZUKA (Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute)
2.Quality Characteristics and Kansei– Importance of Subjective Quality Characteristics –
Masaaki KUROSU (The Open University of Japan)
3.Japanese aesthetics and “Kawaii” – A historical perspective –
Kaoru ENDO (Gakushuin University)
4.Theory and Experimental Facts about “Kawaii”
Michiko OHKURA (Shibaura Institute of Tenonology)
5.Kawaii in Modern Japanese Society
Ayae KIDO (Ritsumeikan University)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Part 1 – Panel Session (2)
6.    Discussion

11:30-12:30 Part 2 – Position Statements

6.How Kawaii Attributes are Composed in a Thing
Miyuki YANAGI, Midori SUGAYA, Ryota HORIE(Shibaura Institute of Tenonology)
7.Utilization of the Kansei Elements in the Communication Robot
Ikkaku KAWAGUCHI (University of Tsukuba)
8.A Research on the Memorability of Information using the Scent
Sooji JEONG, Ikuro CHOH (Waseda University)
9.The Japanese Culture seen in order method of a meal
Hiroko SHOJI (Chuo University)
10.Affective Computing on Future Cities
Donald McMILLAN (Stockholm University)
11.Near-future Design and Kansei
Jun IIO (Chuo University)
-Participants present their position statement (each for 5-10 minutes, depending on the total number of participants)

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-15:00 Part 3 – Lunch and Exploration

- All the participants are kindly requested to walk around the COEX Shopping Mall after lunch to find something that you think stimulating your emotion positively, i.e. that resonate with your Kansei.
- Take pictures of something/somebody by your cell phone or digital camera.
- Photographs taken will be printed out before Part 4.

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-17:00 Part 4 – Workshop (Group work)

- First, form groups each with 3-5 people based on the cultural backgraound (mainly the nationality).
- Classify photographs collected by applying the affinity diagram (KJ method)
- Discuss about what Kansei can be represented in the specific cultural background.

17:00-17:30 Part 5 - General Discussion and Wrap Up

- Summarize the workshop