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Virtual Space Decision Support System Using Kansei Engineering

  • Junji Nomura
  • Kayo Imamura
  • Noriko Enomoto
  • Mitsuo Nagamachi


A new paradigm for relationship between humans and computers has been called artificial reality, virtual reality or cyberspace. Using threedimensional computer graphics, interactive devices, and high-resolution display, a virtual world can be realized in which one can pick up imaginary objects as if they were physical world. Using this technology and Kansei Engineering, Virtual Space Decision Support System has been developing in Matsushita Electric Works. Kansei Engineering is defined as a “translation system of a customer’s favorite or image into real design components” (Nagamachi, 1986) can be used for the customers to design furniture which just they image and experience them in virtual space. And in future, it will be able to deal with whole of house, then customers can design their house and check the housing performances such a light, sound, vibration, temperature, air and living-space amenity. This paper details Kansei Engineering and Virtual Space Decision Support System.


Virtual Reality Virtual Space Interpretive Structural Modeling Artificial Reality Retrieval Space 
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© Springer Japan 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Junji Nomura
    • 1
  • Kayo Imamura
    • 1
  • Noriko Enomoto
    • 1
  • Mitsuo Nagamachi
    • 2
  1. 1.Matsushita Elecric Works, LtdOsaka 571Japan
  2. 2.Department Of Industrial & Systems EngineeringHiroshima UniversityHigashi-Hiroshima 724Japan

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