Interaction Design Research Consortium
* This laboratory has been completed.
In a ubiquitous network society technology has evolved in such a way as to support human activities in diverse situations. The Interaction Design Research Consortium studies the interaction between human beings and technology under the research title "Communicative Learning between the Environment and Human Beings." The multi-industrial research Consortium, therefore, does not only spreads sensor network systems but also creates ideal designs for network users.
For more detail on the subject please contact Professor Michiaki Yasumura e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The beginning of the twenty-first century has been both momentous and cataclysmic for Japanese society vis-à-vis technology. There has been a paradigm shift in the way technology affects society and the way we make use of it. We, therefore, must reflect deeply on human activities and create new designs based on conventional network technologies and IT technologies that facilitate smooth human communication and support such activities.
The Interaction Design Research Consortium will:
- focus, not on any particular appliance or service but, on all aspects of human life in relation to computer technology using the resources of participating business corporations,
- pursue interaction design by uniting disparate ideas of graduate and undergraduate researchers of the Yasumura laboratory, technology seeds from corporations and any new developments in the aforementioned area.
We hope that the Interaction Design Research Consortium will become not only a center for design research and exchange of ideas, but also a place for future business opportunities.
The Interaction Design Research Consortium plans to hold an Interactive Design Exhibition around February 2006 under the title ��In a House: The Form that Remembers.”
We will pay special attention for the following two things to be presented at the exhibition:
- Exhibits of ubiquitous space design: This will involve work on interaction design in relation to information about space. So far, this information has come through network infrastructures like ADSL or optic fibers. But for future ubiquitous environments new appliances or services will have to be invented and these will be different from the existing IT devices such as PC or telephone. We hope to find out how the new appliances or services will be accepted by users.
- Industry-academia partnership: It is our firm belief that the research conducted in the academia will not be confined to the academic world but will spread out into the industry and other areas of society. We, therefore, hope to contribute to society by making the results of our research open to all.
Researchers, managers and professors
|Michiaki YasumuraDirector||Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies|
|Makoto Arisawa||Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies|
|Yuji Ohgi||Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance |
Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
|Katsuhiko Ogawa||Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies|
|Kenji Kumasaka||Professor, Facutly of Environment and Information Studies|
|Masahiko Sato||Guest Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies|
|Hideyuki Tokuda||Dean/Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies|
|Yasuto Nakanishi||Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies|
|Akira WAKITA||Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies|
|Fumito Higuchi||Visiting researchers-Personnel (visiting), Keio Research Institute at SFC|
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
|Naoko Ishida||Researchers (visiting), Keio Research Institute at SFC|