There are many existing studies on information recommendation technology for presenting information better suited for the user's preference; however, no existing studies took account of human nature of being tired of the same old thing. This study has proposed a Kansei model that can be conscious of the boredom that arises from similar things repeated. Specifically, the model takes menu planning as a problem domain and formulates a sense of being tired of the same old thing. In addition, the study applied this Kansei model to actual data of menu planning and simulated a transition of the monotonousness level. Finally, it carried out an experiment with subjects to make a subjective evaluation for the same actual data, compared with a simulation result obtained using the model, and discussed the validity of the model created in this study.
The purpose of this paper is to consider the Kansei (sensibility) of the architect of ‘Wall’ in the journey by the text analysis from the viewpoint of Kansei-philosophy. This paper deals with Le Corbusier's journey to the east (1911). At first, we analyze Le Corbusier's descriptions extracted from Voyage d'Orient Carnets and Le Voyage d'Orient. We find that Le Corbusier describes the non-modern and physical themes of ‘Wall’ (‘Material’, ‘Opening’, ‘Color’ and ‘Ornament’), and the non-physical theme concerning ‘Light’. From his records, we can say that the Kansei of the architect, his non-verbal, tacit knowledge, is fundamental to his experiences during this journey. These non-modern themes obtained through the experience of journey are converted into the modern architectural theories.
Drugs and supplements come in various forms, such as tablets, granules, hard capsules, soft capsules, jellies, and syrups. We examined how the shape of round tablets affects ease of swallowing, since tablets come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Round tablets are characterized by their diameter, radius of curvature, and thickness. There have been no studies of the relationships between these factors and ease of swallowing, and no method is available for sensory evaluation of ease of swallowing. We therefore constructed a “Map of tablets shape for swallowing” using the RSM-S (Response Surface Method by Spline) to examine the relationships between three factors (diameter, radius of curvature, and thickness) and ease of swallowing. Our “Map of tablet shape for swallowing” was found to be effective in the initial phase of tablet design.
Current map systems fail to provide the information that a walker really needs. Because the information that the walker wants is always changing. Current map systems are inadequate because of giving only one index in indication of a map. The conventional map expression technique have used only one kind of indexes such as a sight substance, a hearing substance, or a sensitivity substance. In contrast, an aim of our study is map expression of the forms that system compound, and each layer supplements them each other. Our map is made by investigating at first which kind of map should be used for the promotion of the human geographical recognition. Therefore this paper investigated the number of the landmark in their recognition and the difference between persons who could read a map well and who could not. We carried out three experiments. The first experiment is designed to find out the differences in the concrete landmark between persons who understood a map and who cannot read a map. The second experiment was based on the result of the first experiment and clarified of the important element except the visual object in the human cognitive map. The third additional experiment was performed with the result of the second experiment to examine how map system show multimedia elements. The technique of four kinds of map expression designs was implied from the result of three experiments. And the Layerd-map model is proposed as a presentation method to display them adequately.