Electronic Product Development with Kansei Engineering / Kansei Ergonomics

Shigekazu Ishihara
Hiroshima International University, Japan

Mitsuo Nagamachi
International Kansei Design Institute, Japan

Keiko Ishihara
Hiroshima International University, Japan

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Ingår i: KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 100:115, s. 1385-1395

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Publicerad: 2014-06-11

ISBN: 978-91-7519-276-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Successful products cannot be made with only ergonomic considerations; and Kansei engineering provides eloquent answers to the problems that arise. In this paper; we report Kansei ergonomics process of electronic products; shaver and washer-dryer from SANYO electronics. Both of the cases have ergonomic researches into detailed Kansei domain. New prototype of electric shaver has 80 degree bent head and shaped to pen grip. Electromyogram of fore arm and pressure to skin are both significantly lower. Washer-dryer has evaluated with subjective Kansei; working posture analysis and kinematic model. Control panel was also examined and improved. Research results of both projects have commercialized; and have got successes.


Kansei Ergonomics; Product Development; Electronic Products; Measurements


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