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Naoyuki Oi Last modified date:2020.09.25

Professor / Built Environment Design
Department of Environmental Design
Faculty of Design

Graduate School
芸術工学府 グローバル・アーキテクト・プログラム担当
Undergraduate School
芸術工学部 アーキテクト・プログラム担当
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Academic Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Urban and Building Environment, Environmental Psychology
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Studies of Environmental Psychology for Evaluation of Built Environment
Research Interests
  • Studies of Environmental Psychology for Evaluation of Built Environment
    keyword : Architecture, Urban environment, Environmental Psychology, Illumination, Lighting, Visual Environment
    1997.04Studies of Environmental Psychology for Evaluation of Built Environment.
Current and Past Project
  • Established on 1 January 2017, the eghub served as an in-house center of the Faculty of Design. Housing 27 researchers as hub members, whose research fields span from humanities, social sciences, design, landscaping and architecture. The hub is the center of network, connecting us with more than 10 overseas universities. While collaborating with many overseas researchers and students, we will work on improving the global environment through the sharing of issues we faced, and the current activities of education and research.

    Our first agenda is research.

    The hub is involved in the environment from the perspectives of humanity and society where researches are conducted in such a way that would eventually contribute to the environment of the Earth; especially for Asian region. In this regard, the Japanese support for developing countries, or the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 etc. are indispensable.
  • Trials and broadcast of international interactive coursework

    Abstract of the project
    The methodology of internationalization of education will be developed through the interaction and cooperation among Kyushu University and several Asian universities featuring three points:
    1. Improving coursework of local task-oriented projects which is needed in the global era.
    2. Education of presentations including English as the international language.
    3. Experiences of international presentation for students with cooperation among Asian universities.

    This is a project aiming the development of the methodology for internationalizing education through international juried presentation of task-oriented environmental design project on local areas or towns from various backgrounds with the cooperation of several Asian universities
    Based on our current class of environmental design projects in which the undergraduate students, graduate students and foreign students are involved, the support for students on English presentation will be improved. On top of that, international juried presentation will contribute to the interaction and mutual stimulation of students and teaching staffs, thus the development of the methodology for internationalizing education.
  • We aim at establishing a new research area, perceptual science. Perceptual research has often been performed as parts of different disciplines, mainly psychology, physiology, and informatics. All these disciplines will be connected closely to each other in the new interdisciplinary area.

    It is of vital importance to understand how humans gather and structuralize information related to the interaction between environments and humans; humans need a lot of information in order to adapt to environments. Each of our members is expected to cultivate new research fields when necessity arises, which will enable very efficient interdisciplinary cooperation. The Research Center for Applied Perceptual Science (ReCAPS) has a keyword “perception”to organize researchers who each cover more than one specialized field. They are supposed to perform perceptual research keeping the viewpoints of different fields: perceptual psychology, cognitive science, brain science, signal processing, mathematical science, informatics, etc.
  • Studies on ways to factor in green urbanism guidelines in planning future human settlements as a strategy to address climate change
  • This research work aims at presenting evidence for design of luminous environment in hospitals in order to support medical staff's health in terms of visual and non-visual effects of light on humans. This research work examines preferable luminous environments for reducing staff stress and fatigue and increasing effectiveness in delivering care. Luminous properties and visual functions concerning the circadian rhythm are investigated for considering lighting strategies for countering effects of shift work.
  • Project Department "Development of Research System Model"
    User Science Institute, Kyushu University (Japan)
    (1) Developing project which integrates technology and sensitivity, using Kyushu University’s wide range of research fields as base of operation, and organizing a project team, as necessary, composed of researchers from other universities, industries, and government as well as users.
    (2) Obtaining social valuation on outcome of research project jointly with Evaluation and Management Department.
  • 21st Century COE Program "Design of artificial environments on the basis of human sensibility"

    Our everyday life is increasingly dependent on artificial environments, and often human sensibility is neglected when convenience or economy has priority. For example, artificial lighting can affect human biological rhythms, and excessive use of artificial images and sounds can cause nervous disorders or hearing impairments. Kyushu University, with its Faculty of Design, whose ultimate purpose is to "humanize modern technology", has been building an ideal environment to tackle such problems in an interdisciplinary manner. We have thus decided to rebuild our organization as a bridgehead for international cooperation for research and education in related areas. We try to increase our understanding of human sensibility by conducting physiological and psychological experiments, and the knowledge obtained is applied to the actual design of artificial environments directly. Our team is divided into three research units in order to work efficiently, i.e. the units of "environmental physiology", "perceptual psychology" and "design".The members of the first two units study human vision, audition, olfaction, temperature sensation, somatic sensation etc, and those belonging to the last unit design lighting, images, sounds, air conditioning, architecture, etc. We evaluate various artificial environments from a global viewpoint, and draw guidelines to design suitable environments especially for young children, senior citizens, and the disabled.
    Educating doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers is also an important aspect of our project. We receive students and young researchers from all over the world, and train them in such a way that they gain experience in at least two of the three above-mentioned research units. This will enable us to organize small but productive collaboration teams easily. We try to use both Japanese and English for communication in order to make our project truly international.
  • Development of Kansei Integrated Technology
Academic Activities
1. - Quantification of the senses, material technology, design, evaluation technology -
Comfort providing technology Encyclopedia of automobile interior and space using five senses.
2. Design of Survey for Dwellings and Towns.
3. Academic Standards for Design and Maintenance of Windows and Openings on Interior Lighting and Visual Environment.
1. Naoyuki Oi, Hironobu Takahashi, Image structure of health in daily life using Image Grid Method, ICHES2016 The Fifth International Conference on Human-Environment System (USB 20045), 2016.10.
A study about evolution and the transformation of the sense of values about the house environment.
4. A Study on the Recognition of Road Plan Shapes in Urban Space.
5. Naoyuki Oi, Hironobu TAKAHASHI, A Comparison between Fluorescent Lamp and LED on the Preference of Indoor Illuminance and Color Temperature:
Scale Model Experiments Assuming Living Rooms, Proceedings of the 6th Lux Pacifica, pp.123-126, 2009.04.
7. Attribute of participants and their evaluation tendencies in a research of townscape, using Caption Evaluation Method.
8. Naoyuki Oi, Hironobu Takahashi, Preferred combinations between illuminance and color temperature in several settings for daily living activities, Proceedings Vol.2, 26th Session of the CIE-Beijing 2007(Beijing, China), pp.D3-178, 2007.07.
9. The Aesthetic Sense of Values and Evaluation Structure in Interior Space
Fundamental Research on Sense of Beauty in Architectural Space of Today's Japanese People.
10. The Preference of the Indoor Illuminace and Color Temperature:
Scale Model Experiment Assuming Daily Activity.
11. Naoyuki Oi, How Lighting Conditions Affect on Interior Atmosphere?: The Difference among generations of People., Proceedings of the 5th Lux Pacifica, pp.17-21, 2005.07.
12. Naoyuki Oi, Subjective experiments of street lighting fixtures applying glitter on the real streets of residential area, Proceedings Vol.2, 25th Session of the CIE-San Diego 2003(San Diego),, pp.D5 36-39, 2003.06.
13. Prediction of the others reachable distance: A fundamental study of the perception of the people in the limited space.
14. The changes of psychological values with time passage: Studies on the influence of change factors in the evaluation of townscape Part1, Journal of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Engineering, Architectural Institute of Japan, No.453, pp.45-51, Nov., 1993,.
Works, Software and Database
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1. Subjective Evaluation including Diversity: An application of Caption Evaluation Method on Townscape Research..
2. Subjective Evaluation including Diversity: An application of Caption Evaluation Method on Townscape Research..
3. Thermal environment evaluation viewed from environmental psychological perspective.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Man-Environment Research Association
  • Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan
  • Design Research Association
  • The City Planning Institute of Japan
  • Association of Urban Housing Sciences
  • Japanese National Committee of CIE
  • International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
  • Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology
Educational Activities
Psychological Evaluation for Design (for Graduate School of Design).
Environment and Heritage Design Project II (for Graduate School of Design).
Advanced Human Science B (for Graduate School of Design).
Environmental Design Basics (for School of Design).
Design Literacy Basic (for School of Design, 2020- )
Seminar of Space Design (for School of Design).
Space Design Project (for School of Design).
People-Environment System (for School of Design).
Comprehensive Environmental Design Project (for School of Design).
Professional and Outreach Activities
Member of various committees on architectural environment related to Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism.
Lecturer of courses hosted by various academic societies and the university..