Visualization of “Skills for Living Smart” for Methodology Development to Improve Skills

  • Masanori KataokaEmail author
  • Iwane Maida
  • Tetsuya Toma


Many people today have trouble socializing and feel uncomfortable and unsatisfied with human relations. Additionally, people must accomplish their life goals within a limited time frame. Based on seminars held to improve skills for “living smart,” the authors felt that the social demands of living smart are increasing. This research attempts to visualize the skills for living smart in order to develop a methodology to improve these skills. An inductive approach clarified that “skills for living smart” comprise two factors: “entry into the environment” and “breakthrough strength.” We extracted seven components of “entry into the environment” (“participation ability,” “setup force,” “future force,” “antenna power,” “chameleon power,” “enchanting power,” and “cheerleading power”) and five components of “breakthrough strength” (“incredible ability,” “first impression ability,” “rising power,” “ability to grasp the heart,” and “boosting power”). We also demonstrated the continued effectiveness of the Seminar for Living Smart training. Visualizing skills for living smart are expected to facilitate future development of methodologies to improve these skills.


Street-smart skills Entry into the environment Breakthrough strength Methodology for improving street-smart skills Visualization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.System Design and Management Research InstituteKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of System Design and ManagementKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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