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Ryoichi Tamura Last modified date:2017.11.10

Associate Professor / Social System Design
Department of Design Strategy
Faculty of Design


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Homepage
http://www.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~tamura/
Design Management Laboratory .
Phone
092-553-4534
Fax
092-553-4534
Academic Degree
Doctor Engineering
Field of Specialization
Design Management, Design Systems
Outline Activities
1)Research
Effectiveness of design is emphasized today as a management resource along with human, material and monetary resources as well as information and time. However, design involves various visible and invisible factors in a complex fashion, making it difficult, if not impossible, to arrive at desirable solutions. My study encompasses ideal processes for design per se and design development by research and analysis of the relations of objects and producers, objects and users, and objects, producers and users based on the situation in society as a background.
Presently, I am conducting some studies focused on improving 'QOL' and related to “Service”, “Elderly people”, and “Energy” based on the change of situation regarding 'objects and producers', 'users', and 'society'.

2)Education
I have taught Design Theory (Undergraduate Programs), Industrial Design Fundamental Practice B (Undergraduate Programs), Theory and Practice of Design System (Undergraduate Programs), Practice of Industrial Design (Undergraduate Programs), Senior Project I/II (Undergraduate Programs), Design Management (Graduate Programs), Strategic Architect Project A/B (Graduate Programs), Cognitive Theory of KANSEI Value (Graduate Programs).

3)Social Activities
I am engaged in design lectures for high school students in open lectures.
As international collaborative activities, I got a sabbatical leave in 2012 fiscal year, stayed in IIT Institute of Design in the USA as a visiting scholar for about 1 year. During the time, I also visited Parsons The New School for Design (New York), Pratt Institute (New York), Arizona States University (Phoenix), Art Center College of Design (Los Angeles) and California College of the Arts (San Francisco) in the USA, and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Port Alegre) in Brazil. I exchanged information of education and research, and promoted the personnel exchange. In addition, I utilized the overseas dispatch system of the Faculty of Design and stayed in Parsons The New School for Design (New York) for around four months in 2015 fiscal year. I exchanged information of education and research, promoted the personnel exchange.
Research
Research Interests
  • Study on Service Design
    keyword : Service, Modeling, Customer Satisfaction
    2009.11.
  • Study on Sensitive Value
    keyword : Sensitive Value, Insight, Quality of Life
    2008.08.
  • Study on Design Strategy
    keyword : Design Project, Evaluation/Verification, Design Management
    2006.08.
  • Study on Relationship between Structure of Product Line-up and Design philosophy
    keyword : Design Strategy, Diversification of Product, Product Line-up
    1998.04I have investigated and analyzed the domestic electrification product and the optical instruments etc. as an object, from product quality and time serial viewpoint, concerning the relationship of product diversification and design development..
Academic Activities
Papers
1. Ryoichi Tamura, Yohei Ariyoshi, Issues of Devices and Applications for Supporting Walking in Older People - Focus on the Information Provision, 7th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research 2017, Proceedings of 7th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research 2017, 2017.10.
2. Tamura R., Togo Y., Ishikawa T., Kitagawa H.: Proposal of Methods of Strategic Accomplishment for Design Projects, Japanese Society for Science of Design, Bulletin of Japanese Society for Science of Design, Vol.60, No.6, 95-104, 2016.
3. Ryoichi Tamura, Santosh Basapur, Shigeru Furuya, Yasushi Togo, Fundamental research on university students' awareness and behavior related to energy conservation - Toward the creation of services that utilize HEMS, 6th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research 2015, Proceedings of 6th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research 2015, USB, 2015.11.
4. Ryoichi Tamura, Proposal for Service Design for Improvement of Customer Satisfaction of Airlines -A case study on design practice, 4th International Services Innovation Design Conference 2014, 4th International Services Innovation Design Conference 2014, USB, 2014.10.
5. Ryoichi Tamura, Yasuyuki Hirai, Nermin Elokla, Basic Study of Mobility of Elderly People from the Perspective of Their Emotional Value, The 2nd International Conference on Serviceology, The 2nd International Conference on Serviceology, USB, 2014.09.
6. Ryoichi Tamura, Hiromi Yoshioka, Study on Investigation of User Satisfaction after Service Implementation about Public Transportation, The 1st International Conference on Serviceology, The 1st International Conference on Serviceology, USB, 2013.10.
7. Ryoichi Tamura, Akihiro Honda, Hiromi Yoshioka, Fundamental Research on Service Design with a Focus on Process, 5th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research 2013, Proceedings of 5th International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research 2013, USB, 2013.08.
8. Ryoichi Tamura, Akihiro Honda, Inquiry into Service Processes from the Perspective of 'Steps', The 19th International Conference on Engineering Design, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design, USB, 2013.08.
9. Ryoichi Tamura, Shoichi Nakamura, Review of Uses of Positioning Analyses -In Pursuit of New Viewpoints for Design Creation , 7th International Conference on Design and Emotion, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Design and Emotion, CD-ROM, 2010.10.
10. Nakamura S, Tamura R: Research Analysis of Products from Viewpoint of Self presentation -Taking Notrbook Personal Computer Case Study, Japanese Society for Science of Design, Bulletin of Japanese Society for Science of Design, Vol.56, No.6, 77-86, 2010.
11. Ryoichi Tamura, Yasushi Togo, Tomomu Ishikawa, Hiroki Kitagawa, Study on SWOT Analysis and Effectiveness Forecast in Design Project, International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009, Proceedings of International Association of Societies of Design Research, CD-ROM, 2009.10.
12. Ryoichi Tamura, Kotaro Matsushita, Study of Design Process Aiming at Creation of New Values -Case Study on Design of Air Conditioners for Home Use, International Service Innovation Design Conference 2008, International Service Innovation Design Conference 2008, pp.240-248, 2008.10.
13. Ryoichi Tamura, Kazuo Sugiyama, Makoto Watanabe, DESIGN PHILOSOPHY FOR PRODUCT LINE-UP, International Association of Societies of Design Research 2007, Proceedings of International Association of Societies of Design Research, CD-ROM, 2007.11.
14. Tamura R, Morita Y: A Study on the Structure of Regional Image for Creating the Community Brand -In a Case Study of OGUNI Town in Aso Country, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japanese Society for Science of Design, Bulletin of Japanese Society for Science of Design, Vol.53, No.4, 13-22, 2006.
15. Ryoichi Tamura, Kazuo Sugiyama, Makoto Watanabe, The Study of Relationship between the Product Line-up and the Design, International Design Congress - IASDR 2005, Proceedings of International Design Cogress, p.116 & CD-ROM, 2005.11.
16. Tamura R: Design Philosophy for Development of Television Set Line-up -Study of Design Methods as Reflected in Product Line-up (4), Japanese Society for Science of Design, Bulletin of Japanese Society for Science of Design, Vol.48, No.4, 121-130, 2001.
17. Tamura R: Transition of Television Set Line-up and its Structure -Study of Design Methods as Reflected in Product Line-up (3), Japanese Society for Science of Design, Bulletin of Japanese Society for Science of Design, Vol.48, No.4, 53-62, 2001.
18. 田村良一, Structure of Product Line-up and Concept of Design -In the case of refrigerator, 5th Asian Design Conference-International Symposium on Design Science, p.61 & CD-ROM, 2001.10.
19. Tamura R: Structure of Refrigerator Line-up as Viewed from Their Physical Features -Study of Design Methods as Reflected in Product Line-up (2), Japanese Society for Science of Design, Bulletin of Japanese Society for Science of Design, Vol.47, No.2, 27-36, 2000.
20. Tamura R: Transition of Refrigerator Line-up and its Structure -Study on the Design Method for Product Line-up (1), Japanese Society for Science of Design, Bulletin of Japanese Society for Science of Design, Vol.46, No.3, 39-48, 1999.
21. Tamura R, Sugiyama K, Yamanaka T: The Preference Structure of Consumer from the View Point of 'Transaction'-The Study of Preference in Single-Lens Reflex Camera, Japanese Society for Science of Design, Bulletin of Japanese Society for Science of Design, Vol.40, No.2, 17-24, 1993.
Works, Software and Database
1. Solar car design "SUNKYU", 1994-1998, The project was designed by Tamura R and Koga T, coraborated with Kyushu Electric Power Co.,Inc. & Kyushu Denki Co.,Inc..
Presentations
1. Comparison of Life Consciousness of the Healthy Older People from the Viewpoint of Family Composition and Gender
Tamura Ryoichi, Furuya Shigeru, Togo Yasushi
Japanese Society of Kansei Engineering.
2. Basic Study on the Life Consciouness of the Healthy Elderly 2 - Design for Services to Increase the Quality of Life
Tamura Ryoichi, Furuya Shigeru, Togo Yasushi
Japanese Society for the Science of Design.
3. Research on the Life Consciousness of the Healthy Elderly Male Living Alone
Tamura Ryoichi, Furuya Shigeru, Togo Yasushi
Japanese Society of Kansei Engineering.
4. Basic Study on the Life Consciouness of the Healthy Elderly - Design for Services to Increase the Quality of Life
Tamura Ryoichi, Furuya Shigeru, Togo Yasushi
Japanese Society for the Science of Design.
5. Evaluation of Airlines from Viewpoint of University Students
Tamura Ryoichi, Togo Yasushi
Japan Society of KANSEI Engineering.
6. Basic Study on Planning of Design Strategy for an Airline
Tamura Ryoichi, Togo Yasushi
Japanese Society for the Science of Design.
7. Study on Theory and Method of Evaluation in Design Project 2
Tamura Ryoichi, Togo Yasushi, Ishikawa Tomomu, Kitagawa Hiroki
Japan Society of KANSEI Engineering.
8. Study on Theory and Method of Evaluation in Design Project
Tamura Ryoichi, Togo Yasushi, Ishikawa Tomomu, Kitagawa Hiroki
Japan Society of KANSEI Engineering.
9. Study on SWOT Analysis and Effectiveness Forecast in Design Project
Tamura Ryoichi, Togo Yasushi, Ishikawa Tomomu, Kitagawa Hiroki
Japanese Society for the Science of Design.
10. Delineating Regional Image Using Metaphors -To Create Community Brand for Oguni Town, Kumamoto
Tamura Ryoichi, Nakamura Syoichi, Morita Yoshitsugu
Japanese Society for the Science of Design.
11. Study on Evaluation Structure of Special Events in Community - Case Study on "Minoshima Project -Let's Go Out to Enjoy"
Tamura Ryoichi, Kiyosumi Masahiro, Saeki Kengo, Morita Yoshitsugu
Japanese Society for the Science of Design.
12. A Study on the Structure of Regional Images for Creating Community Brand
Tamura Ryoichi, Morita Yoshitsugu
Japanese Society for the Science of Design.
13. The Study of the Relationship between the Product Line-up and the Design
Tamura Ryoichi, Sugiyama Kazuo, Watanabe Makoto
Japanese Society for the Science of Design.
14. The Structure of Television Set Line-up
Tamura Ryoichi
Japanese Society for the Science of Design.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Society for the Science of Design
  • Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
  • Design Resarch Association
  • Japan Society for Commodity Science
  • Japan Marketing Association
Educational
Other Educational Activities
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  • 2015.03.