Methods and Means for Kansei Design

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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.