“Kansei Engineering” as an Indigenous Research Field Originated in Japan

  • Ayako HashizumeEmail author
  • Masaaki Kurosu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9731)


This paper reports on the overview of the research field of Kansei Engineering that originated in Japan. The paper traces back the history of the word “Kansei” and reviews its current use as an indigenous academic term specific to Japan and some Asian countries. The field of Kansei Engineering will be explained and its implication for the international use is examined, and the word “Kansei” could be used internationally more than before and it will help develop the better user interface of products and services. Kansei Engineering set a goal of improving the quality of life with comfort and enjoyment for people.


Kansei Kansei Engineering Emotion Feeling Sensibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of System DesignTokyo Metropolitan UniversityHachiojiJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of InformaticsThe Open University of JapanChibaJapan

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