2001 Volume 14 Issue 12 Pages 593-600
An automatic font selection and a character arrangement technique based on human Kansei, a Japanese word that means a comprehensive mental activity, are proposed to aid non-designer people who design a signboard, headline, etc. The design technique by using human Kansei has an advantage, which decreases the risk that the design image deviates from a popular one. In this paper, a signboard design for a shop is considered as an example, and the experiments are carried out on the following two items : First, how to select a font well matched to the type of the shop, and secondly how to arrange the characters so that the intervals between them are well balanced within the given area. It is shown that a proper introduction of an additivity of human Kansei into the font selection is effective, and the character arrangement by means of a potential field based on the theory of induction field on retina is useful.