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Standard Academic Year
1, 2
Course delivery methods
Biological sciences, Computer Science, Mass communications & documentation
Master's Program in Informatics
Master's Program in Informatics
Tsukuba Campus
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Kansei and Cognitive Information University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

This course examines human kansei and cognitive activities as a prerequisite for studying media science. The course consists of lectures on: (1) Perceptual and cognitive processes in the human senses, sensing and display technologies based on these processes, and sensory media research using these technologies, (2) Psychological methodology and results of object recognition and movement learning related to interface design, and, (3) The relation of kansei information to creative activity and their evaluation criteria. Application of such kansei, cognitive, and biokinematic information to design inspiration and product development will also be discussed.

Learning Achievement

* Understand the perceptual and cognitive processes in human perception and the sensing and display technologies based on these processes.
* Develop the ability to devise psychological experiments to investigate or evaluate interface design, based on the nature of human cognition.
* Understand the notion of kansei and the relation between brain activity and creativity.


Communication competence, Qualitative research competence, Media expertise

Course prerequisites

Grading Philosophy

No end-of-term examination will be given. Assignments will be given based on course objectives and graded by following policy.
Report on each topic, contents of presentation (more than 90 %), and/or degree of active participation to discussions in the face-to-face or online synchronous class (less than 10 %) will be evaluated in terms of knowledge, logic, development, correctness of expression, etc.
Grades will be evaluated by each lecturer, and the overall grade scores will be decided by summing them with equal weight. You can earn credits by getting a score of 60% or more of the perfect score. Grade A+ to C will be also determined by the total score above.

Course schedule

(1) Overview of the course; synopsis and introduction to individual topics (Morita, Lee, Hiraki)
(2) Perceptual and cognitive processes in human senses and sensing / display technology (1) (Hiraki)
(3) Perceptual and cognitive processes in human senses and sensing / display technology (2) (Hiraki)
(4) Introduction to multi-sensory media research using human perception (Hiraki)
(5) Object recognition: basic characteristics and recent researches (Morita)
(6) Movement learning: basic characteristics and recent researches (Morita)
(7) Object recognition or movement learning: methodology (Morita)
(8) Ethymology of Kansei related with creativity and brain sciences (Lee)
(9) Examples of interactive design for supporting brain activity (Lee)
(10) Physical, Biological, Psychological information applied Kansei design approaches (Lee)

Course type


Online Course Requirement


Other information

Online or face-to-face: 1st - 6th face-to-face, 7th -10th Online Asynchronous. Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Stream will be used basically, but all class-related information and notifications will be given on manaba, including access to class material and lecture video recordings and how to attend online asynchronous class etc. Attendance is basically counted by submitting reports, but make sure to check announcement on manaba in advance.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Morita Hiromi

Email address:

Link to the syllabus provided by the university