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Haruka Sogabe Last modified date:2021.06.03

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

1. Liu Chenyang,@Sogabe Haruka, Research on the Application of Gaze Heat map to Impression Evaluation, 第21回日本感性工学会大会, 2019.09, Eye trackers have gradually been applied in research including in the Kansei Engineering field. Furthermore the semantic
differential(SD) method can obtain users’ Kansei from different aspects through the semantics of different words. As for facade,
because it contains too many components, the components’ effect on Kansei is difficult to analyze using only evaluation scores. In
this paper, an eye tracker was utilized in the facade evaluation process to analyze whether evaluation words would have an effect on
gaze. Subjects were divided into four groups, three of which were given different evaluation words, and the fourth group was not
given any evaluation word. The differences in heat maps were quantified and compared. While using evaluation words in the Kansei
evaluation experience, the heat maps were more similar than those without using any evaluation word, indicating that the logic of the
evaluation task, the Kansei evaluation words, and individual preference all had an effect on gaze position..
2. Haruka Sogabe, Yoshitsugu Morita, Yoshitaka Sugimoto, Design Proposal for Notification of Dangerous Water Levels , IASDR 2017 Conference, 2017.10, To limit the harm and damage caused by river flooding, signs to indicate dangerous water levels are placed along the river, particularly where there is a danger of overflow. However, the general level of awareness of such signs is low. In this study, we examined ways to efficiently convey information that people have little interest in and find difficult to understand.
Dangerous water levels are quantified and communicated using colors to indicate the degree of danger, and this information is conveyed to the public with signs on bridge piers and slopes. Various other measures are also employed, e.g., adding evacuation pictograms to signs, displaying signs separate from graduated water level indicators, and providing detailed information via the river office website. In addition to using Internet channels such as websites and Facebook, it is common to create and distribute pamphlets and other kinds of printed notifications to communicate such important information as widely as possible. Nevertheless, information that is essential in an emergency but unnecessary at ordinary times is difficult to communicate widely and effectively, even if all these measures are taken. This is because even if people accept that such information must be understood, they remain uninterested and find the information difficult to understand. To solve this problem, we created a story featuring mascot characters for each danger level. This story, presented as a picture book, overturns the conventional attitude toward such information. We thereby developed a medium for communicating important information in a way that better captures people’s interest..
3. Yoshitsugu Morita, Haruka Sogabe, Systematizing Public Signage Systems for Smooth Urban Pedestrian Movement, IASDR 2017 Conference, 2017.10, While it is common for landscaped and well-marked urban streets to have sufficient
identification signs, which display place or street names, they often face issues regarding the
provision of information (e.g., in sign placement) and inadequate orientation signs, which
play an indispensable role in facilitating pedestrian movement. Insufficient signage can be
partially addressed by supplementing signs with non-informational urban elements, such as
streetlights or other urban features that provide different sorts of information. In order to
result in smooth urban pedestrian movement, public signage systems require a balance
between districts and streets and a system for presenting linked information. This study
proposes that an urban element design system can be applied to the construction of public
signage systems for pedestrians. There are several methods by which to accomplish this;
each fulfills the needs of different districts and streets. For example, some strategies suggest
ways to integrate information in areas with many urban elements, such as public signage,
while others offer strategies for adding pedestrian signs and other elements alongside
vehicular signs in areas with insufficient information. This article proposes a distribution
graph of public signage as a concrete method for organizing the construction of public
signage. Such a distribution graph is a way to visualize different distributions of sign type,
and see clusters of street patterns. It is an effective way not only to planning new pedestrian
signage systems, but also for revising plans with biased or insufficient signage distribution..
4. Sugimoto Yoshitaka, Haruka Sogabe, Collaborative Design Learning for Mixed-Field Teams, KEER2016, 2016.08, It may be possible to achieve higher-quality design proposals by deepening cross-disciplinary understanding in design education. Over three years, a series of hands-on projects centered around seven themes were implemented as collaborative learning exercises involving mixed teams of students studying design and economics. These projects were confirmed as valid initiatives for cultivating the Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons proposed by METI and furthermore as leading to improvements in the quality of design and development. Conversely, to achieve effective collaborative learning for mixed-field teams of students, these projects revealed the importance of providing (1) lesson times and environments that facilitated
communication, (2) a shared understanding among instructors, (3) continuous promotion and planning in collaborative lessons, (4) consideration of students’ learning and skill level, (5) clarification of the relationship between individual and team objectives, (6) clarification of role division and collaboration, (7) unity of interpretation and meaning of terminology, (8) a shared development process, and (9) sites facilitating the mutual voicing of opinions..
5. Yoshitsugu Morita, Haruka Sogabe, Community Planning by Japanese Kansei “Comics”
-A Case Study of “Sazae-san-dori Avenue” in the Sawara Ward, Fukuoka City,JAPAN-, KEER2016, 2016.08, Sazae-san is a highly popular Japanese comic strip created by Ms. Machiko Hasegawa. She created the characters when she was walking along the beach of Fukuoka City, in the 1940s. On 2012, the municipal government of Fukuoka City named an approximately 1.6-km long municipal street in Sawara Ward, Fukuoka City, “Sazae-san dori Avenue = Avenue” and is promoting community revitalization program along the street. In this communication, the authors report the activities and results of designing “Avenue” for community revitalization during a period of a year and a half (2013-2014) mainly by the Investigative Commission for Designing “Avenue” and the Council for Promoting Community Revitalization by using “Avenue”. The Commission extracted problems and issues and determined the direction, themes, viewpoints and policies of designing community activities and the street. After it completed its mission of designing, the commission transformed itself into a council and continued acting to improve the design, promote community activities, and increase recognition level, such as by encouraging use of signs and banners. In other words, the activities of designing “Avenue” for community revitalization produced results in terms of distinguishing “Avenue” and increasing people’s recognition level, which were issues in both community planning and public space design. It should be especially mentioned that local residents, private companies and the government have continued cooperating in holding events and activity programs and that the street has promoted unique public space design by using original and easy-to-understand signs, etc..
6. LIU CHENYANG, Haruka Sogabe, Yoshitsugu Morita, Research on the Store Signage in Historic Tourist Spot
- A Case of Gion-Kiyomizu area in Kyoto-, KEER2016, 2016.09, The historic tourist spots are always gathering lots of tourists, so it usually performing old town street views with the store surround it. So store signage is a significant factor that could help historic tourist spot to build landscape. With the loose policy, it can be free to design in order to express personalized features when decorating store signage in historical tourist attractions. Meanwhile, store signage forms are part of historical and cultural landscape. Furthermore, there are the majority of businesses in self-employed mode, by which the commercial value of store signage should be taken into consideration. All the conditions mentioned above cause the diversity of store signage design. This work focuses on the store signage in historical tourist attractions, taking Kiyomizu-Gion area in Kyoto as a sample of research..
7. Haruka Sogabe, Yoshitsugu Morita, Sugimoto Yoshitaka, Examination of pavement markings and optional signs on bicycle paths, KEER2016, 2016.08, 自転車通行空間においてユーザーに情報提供を行っている路面表示や標識に着目し、これらが抱える課題を整理し、整備時の留意点をまとめた。.
8. 曽我部 春香, 森田 昌嗣, Study on providing information to users of bicycle space
, IASDR2015, 2015.11, 自転車通行空間の整備が急速に進む昨今の現状から、自転車通行空間においてユーザーに情報提供を行っている路面表示や標識に着目し、これらが抱える課題を整理し、整備時の留意点をまとめた。.
9. Haruka Sogabe, Design for River Sign -A Case Study of MIKUMAGAWA River, IASDR2011, 2011.11.