Sur name: Taura Given name: Toshiharu
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Position: Professor Organization: Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University Address: 1,1 Rokkodai, Kobe-city, 657-8501 Country: Japan
Dr. Taura's research interests include interdisciplinary aspects of design science. He is currently working on several research projects that focus on the creative thought process of both engineering and industrial design. One of these projects concentrates on developing (1) cognitive model in search of concept creation, and (2) computer software which ensures the potential of man/machine co-evolution.
Selected Publications (max.4)
T.Taura & H.Yoshikawa "A Metric Space for Intelligent CAD", Intelligent Computer Aided Design Proceedings of the IFIP WG5.2 Working Conference on Int CAD 91 -, pp.133-157 (1992), North-Holland.
T.Taura and A.Kubota "A Study on Engineering History Base", J. of Research in Engineering Design, Vol.11, No.1, pp.45-54 (1999.3)
T.Taura, T.Yoshimi and T.Ikai "Study of Gazing Points in Design Situation -A Proposal and Practice of an Analysis Method based on the Explanation of Design Activities-", Design Studies, Vol.23, No.2, pp.165-185 (2002.3)
Yukari Nagai and Toshiharu Taura T "Formal Description of Concept-Synthesizing Process for Creative Design", Proceedings of DCC’06(2nd International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, edited by John Gero, Eindhoven, Netherlands, pp. 443-460 (2006,7) the Best Paper Prize