Human Affordance as Life-Log for Environmental Simulations

  • Masayuki Ihara
  • Minoru Kobayashi
  • Takahiro Yoshioka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6776)


This paper presents the design principle of establishing environmental simulation systems on the "human affordance" collected as user life-log. We envisage that combining life-log applications with a consideration of cognitive science will yield better life-log utilization. Research questions in this study are how to collect life-logs without user resistance to exposing the logs and how we can continuously utilize the latest life-logs. Our answer to the first question is to transform the recorded data to the extent that the user willingly accepts the automatic release of his/her life log. Our answer to the second question is to employ the affordance theory in cognitive science.


Life-log human affordance transformation environmental simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Ihara
    • 1
  • Minoru Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Takahiro Yoshioka
    • 2
  1. 1.NTT Cyber Solutions LaboratoriesNTT CorporationYokosukaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical EngineeringKyushu UniversityNishi-kuJapan

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