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Yasuyuki Hirai Last modified date:2017.06.05

Professor / Social Innovation Design
Department of Design Strategy
Faculty of Design


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Homepage
http://hirai-lab.com
Introduction to HIrai laboratory/ Inclusive Design .
Phone
092-553-4526
Fax
092-553-4526
Academic Degree
PhD.(Design)
Field of Specialization
Inclusive Design, Design Thinking、Office Design,Interior Product Design,Interior Design
Outline Activities
Yasuyuki Hirai is associate professor at the faculty of design of the Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan since 2000. He has more than 20 years of experience as a designer and design consultant, working for KOKUYO, the largest office furniture manufacturer in Japan and IDEO in USA. His expertise is in the areas of social innovation design such as inclusive design and design thinking as well as office design, both for innovative approaches to realize human and knowledge centric solutions. He studies inclusive design in collaboration with the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, the Royal College of Art, UK.He also study and design interior design in diversified areas such as residential, business, cultural and commercial spaces. Amongst all of these areas, workplace is the main study area, including offices and educational spaces.The study covers the relationship between factors of interior spaces (behavioral and/or environmental factors) and interior elements, furniture and/or architectural components and the development of interior products, starting from research, idea generation, and evaluation.
Research
Research Interests
  • Theory and Practice for Universal Museum Planning
    keyword : inclusive design, museum design
    2015.04.
  • Study on Comfortable Environment in Commercial Facilities
    keyword : inclusive design, museum design
    2016.07~2017.03.
  • Study on Comfortable Environment in Commercial Facilities
    keyword : inclusive design
    2015.06~2016.04.
  • Theory and methodology of inclusive design for a public museum
    keyword : inclusive design
    2013.04~2015.03.
  • Study on Inclusive Design
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Universal Design
    2013.01~2015.03Office Age: Study on Inclusive Workplace.
  • Study on Households in Egypt
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Egypt, Household
    2012.09~2013.03Office Age: Study on Inclusive Workplace.
  • Study on Concept Creation
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Universal Design, Facilitation,Concept, Creation
    2011.05~2011.12Office Age: Study on Inclusive Workplace.
  • Study on the Exhibition Design to Enhance Social Effects Based on Human Centered Design
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Office Design, Universal Design, HUman Centered Design
    2010.04~2012.03Research on the Theory and Methodology of Inclusive Design for a Museum in Public Environment.
  • Study on the Theory and Methodology of Inclusive Design in Museums and Public Space
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Office Design, Universal Design
    2009.04Research on the Theory and Methodology of Inclusive Design for a Museum in Public Environment.
  • Study on Care and Lifelong Learning in Inclusive Design
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Care, Lifelong Learning
    2011.04Research on the Theory and Methodology of Inclusive Design for a Museum in Public Environment.
  • Study on Medicine Adherence for Children
    keyword : inclusive Design, Office Design, Universal Design, Medocine
    2008.04Study on Medicine for Children.
  • Study on inclusive design for art museum
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Universal Design, Art Museum
    2010.08~2011.03Office Age: Study on Inclusive Workplace.
  • Study on facilitation
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Universal Design, Facilitation
    2009.11~2011.03Office Age: Study on Inclusive Workplace.
  • Study on inclusive design for medication booklet for children
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Universal Design, Medication booklet
    2009.04~2011.03Office Age: Study on Inclusive Workplace.
  • Officeage: Study on Inclusive Workplace
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Office Design, Universal Design
    2003.10~2007.03Office Age: Study on Inclusive Workplace.
  • Study on User Participatory Design Methodology
    keyword : Inclusive Design, Office Design, Universal Design
    2005.10.
Current and Past Project
  • Study on Inclusive Design Approach for Multi Functional Printer
  • Office Age Project
  • Critical study to BAUHAUS as a new starting point for the study of design
  • Shooting Fukuoka
  • Design Education for Multi Media
  • Universal Design in living space
Academic Activities
Books
1. Birds Vol.5.
2. Inclusive Design Handbook.
Reports
1. Collaboration with Kumamoto Prefecture: Universal Design Traveling Museum.
Papers
1. 平井康之、野林厚志、岡本哲也、 Nermin Elokla, Study on Inclusive Museum Design - Case Study: The National Museum of Ethnology in Japan , INCLUDE2011, p. 2, 2011.04.
2. 平井康之、山田賢祐、中村守男、 Nermin Elokla, New Medicine Diary Design for Kids in Japan, INCLUDE2011, p. 26, 2011.04.
3. 平井康之、Nermin Elokla, 森田昌嗣, A Pleasant Product from the User’s Points of Views, International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR09), Korea,abstract pp.326,CD-ROM:12P,October-2009., 2009.10.
4. 平井康之、Nermin ELOKLA、森田昌嗣, Usability & Emotions: Product Design Development, INCLUDE2009, 2009.04.
5. 平井康之、森田昌嗣 ,Nermin ELOKLA,小川純一、岡部啓一, Innovative Product Design Process
-A Workshop for the Design of a Multi-Function Printer (MFP), International Service Innovation Design Conference 2008, 2008.10.
6. 平井康之、森田昌嗣 、Nermin ELOKLA, A Study of Usability Methodologies, 2nd International Symposium on Design of Artificial Environments, Fukuoka, 2007.12.
7. 平井康之、森田昌嗣 、Nermin ELOKLA, STUDY ON USABILITY METHODOLOGIES IN THE UNIVERSAL DESIGN PROCESS, International Association of Societies of Design Research 2007, Hong Kong, 2007.11.
8. Yasuyuki Hirai,Yoshitsugu Morita,Nermin Elokla, EVALUATION OF USABILITY METHODOLOGIES IN THE UNIVERSAL DESIGN PROCESS., INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN,ICED07 CITE DES SCIENCES ET DE LINDUSTRIE,PARIS,FRANCE, 2007.08.
9. 平井康之, Future Work: Japanese experience , INCLUDE 2007, Designing with People, International Conference on Inclusive Design, the Helen Hamlyn Centre, the Royal College of Art, UK., 2007.04.
10. 平井康之、定村俊満、金本幸喜子, Creating Inclusive Design Community in Kyushu, Japan , INCLUDE 2007, Designing with People, International Conference on Inclusive Design, the Helen Hamlyn Centre, the Royal College of Art, UK., 2007.04.
11. 平井康之、大貫 宏一郎、竹岡篤永、北村真吾、Rama Gheerawo, Evaluation of Qualitative Design Tool - Case Study: Image Card, INCLUDE 2007, Designing with People, International Conference on Inclusive Design, the Helen Hamlyn Centre, the Royal College of Art, UK., 2007.04.
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38. Information Board.
39. Info Conveyor.
40. Community Picture.
41. Learning Seat.
42. Asking Board.
43. STAGES, a panel system by Stelcase Japan.
44. DOUE Japan, a desk system by Steelcase Japan.
45. 'Full Metal Jacket Chair' a aluminium chair made of 'Alporus' planks.
46. Synagia Furniture System, Kokuyo Co. Ltd..
Presentations
1. 平井 康之, Inclusive Design for Ageing and Climate Change

, International Symposium 'Promoting environmental and inclusive design in relation to the impact of climate change of older persons health and wellbeing ' , 2012.12.10.
2. Usability and Emotions: Product Design Development.
3. Museum Design and Inclusive Design.
4. STUDY ON USABILITY METHODOLOGIES IN THE UNIVERSAL DESIGN PROCESS.
5. A Study of Usability Methodologies.
6. Usability Assessment Methodologies throughout the Universal Design Process.
7. Usability Assessment Methodologies throughout the Universal Design Process.
8. EVALUATION OF USABILITY METHODOLOGIES IN THE UNIVERSAL DESIGN PROCESS.
9. Evaluation of Qualitative Design Tool - Case Study: Image Card.
10. Study of qualitative methodology.
Educational
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
Open Workshop at Yokohama Civic Gallery Azamino, February 2009
Open Workshop: Design Workshop for High School Students, a furniture making project by using cardboard, was held on 20-22 August 2003 together with Professor Morita.
Advosor to Kyuyo-hin Kyushu since June 2004..