Methods and Means for Kansei Design

Lévy, P., Yamanaka, T., & Tomico, O. (2009). Methods and Means for Kansei Design. the Proceedings of ErgoDesign Forum 2009 ([on CD]). Lyon, France.


Through the example of three projects, this paper describes emerging methods and means used in the field of Kansei design studies:

  • The use of tools built for psychophysiology and for constructive psychology in order to support designers’ work focusing on human beings’ behaviours and mental schemes;
  • The use of knowledge created by psychophysiological research as an inspirational source for industrial design, taking into consideration the latest scientific progress in psychophysiology;
  • The use of psychophysiology tools to complete design requirements. Each point presented here is supported by an applicative example.