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2019

  • 2019.9.17: Mahmood Md Sultan (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) received President Award in JAIST.
    • comments:
      " As a member of Nagai Lab, I really felt honored to receive the President Award' 2019 in the school of Knowledge Science. The recognition motivates me contributing more to social activities and bridging the relationship with JAIST and local communities. Moreover, I am very happy to get tremendous backup from Lab pursuing social and voluntary activities. Finally, representing JAIST in public domain is a great scope and I always passion to take such scope."
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  • 2019.8.5-8: SHAO Dan,Terumi Ariga, (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design to be held in Delft, The Netherlands

    • Conference website

    • presentation title:「Future Learning and Design Creativity Competency」(Yukari Nagai, Akio Shimogoori, Minatsu Ariga, Georgi V. Georgiev)
    • presentation title:「Design for Sustainability and Innovation: A Kansei Engineering Evaluation of the Adaptive Reuse of Old Buildings」(Dan Shao, Yukari Nagai, Ricardo Sosa)
    • presentation title:「Fostering creativity in design - An empirical study on improvement of requirement-satisfaction with introduction of InDeaTe? tool」(YShakuntala Acharya, Apoorv Naresh Bhatt, Amaresh Chakrabarti, Yukari Nagai)

  • 2019.11.21-23: Professor Nagai will serve as the chairman at the 14th international conference on knowledge, information and creativity support systems(KICSS2019) being held at Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The KICSS2019 aims to facilitate technology and knowledge exchange between international researchers in the field of knowledge science, information systems, and creativity support systems.
  • 2019.1.24:A seminar held by Nagai Lab at JAIST, presented by Carmen Bruno from Politecnico di Milano in Italy.


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  • 2019.1.9-11:Prof.Nagai made the keynote speech at ICoRD'19, 7th International Conference on Research Into Design held in India, Bangalore. FEI Fei (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student), Deny Willy Junaidy, one of our alumni (completed Doctoral Program in 2014) made presentation at the conference.

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2018

  • 2018.11.17: Fu Lin (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) received Best Presentation Award in KICSS 2018.
  • 2018.11.15-17: WANG Zhisheng, DU Bo, Satoshi Kadomatsu, Terumi Ariga (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at KICSS 2018, 13th International Conference on Knowledge, Informaiton and Creativity Support Systems to be held in Thailand, Pattaya.
  • 2018.11.13-15: YU Lan (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at International European Academic Conference on Education and Humanities(WEI-EH-Rome2018) to be held in Italy, Rome.
  • 2018.11.13-15: Yu Qinghua (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at ICSS2018/ICServ2018, International Conference on Serviceology to be held in Taiwan, Taichung.
  • 2018.10.17-18: YU Qinghua (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at 2018 ISIDC conference to be held in Republic of Korea.
  • 2018.9.12:Du Bo(Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) received outstanding paper award in the student section of The International Conference on Creativity and Innovation 2018 .


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  • 2018.9.10-12: Minatsu Ariga, Shintaro Mori, WANG Zhisheng, Du Bo(Nagai Lab. Doctoral students) , Takashi Shirahase(Nagai Lab. Master's student) will make presentation at The International Conference on Creativity and Innovation 2018 to be held in Osaka, Japan.
  • 2018.6.7 A seminar held by Nagai Lab at JAIST, presented by KESHWANI, Sonal from Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science.


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  • 2018.5.21-24: WANG Weizhen (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference to be held in Dubrovnik-Croatia.
  • 2018.3.19-22: Toru Yoshida (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at 7th International Conference on Kansei Engineering & Emotion Research 2018 to be held in Malaysia.
  • 2018.2.27-28: Professor Nagai will serve as the chairman at the JAIST World Conference 2018(JWC2018) being held at JAIST. Deny Willy Junaidy, one of our alumni (completed Doctoral Program in 2014) will give a presentation.
  • 2018.1.31-2.2: Shen Tao, Shao Dan, Tsubasa Nakamura (Nagai Lab. Doctoral students) will make presentation at The Fifth International Conference on Design Creativity2018 to be held in UK.

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2017

  • 2017.12.4-12.7: Yukari Nagai will make presentation at Design 4 Health.Ding Wei, Tsubasa Nakamura's(Nagai Lab. Doctoral students) research has been accepted for Design 4 Health international conference that will be held on December 4-7th in Melbourne.
  • 2017.11.25-11.27: Prof.Nagai will make the keynote speech at The International Confernce on Electrical Engineering and Informatics 2017 to be held in Malaysia.
  • 2017.11.9-11.11: Prof.Nagai will make the keynote speech at 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support System to be held in Nagoya, Japan. Yasuko Nakada, Kenji Kondo, KIEU Que Anh(Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at the conference.

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  • 2017.10.31-11.3: Fei Fei (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at 2017 International Association of Societies of Design Research to be held in USA.
  • 21st International Conference on Engineering Design 2017
    21-24 August 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
    • Prof. Nagai will be making the keynote speech at the conference held in Canada. Also, WANG Weizhen(Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at the conference.
  • 2017.7.11: Shao Dan (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) received the Best Paper Award in 2nd International Conference on Sciences, Technology and Social Sciences in Malaysia.
  • 2017.7.11-12: Shao Dan (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at 2nd International Conference on Sciences, Technology and Social Sciences to be held in Malaysia.
  • 2017.7.3-5: Kenji Kondo (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at The 15th International ICIE conference on : Exceleence, Innovation & Creativity, Basic-Higher Education, and Psychology to be held in Portugal.
  • 2017.5.30-6.2: Kieu Que Anh (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at the REDO biannual Cumulus 2017 conference to be held in Denmark.
  • 2017.5.25: Professor Nagai visited the Institute of Photonics in Dalian Polytechnic University。
  • 2017.5.23: Professor Nagai signed a memorandum of academic research exchange with Dalian Polytechnic University。
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  • 2017.5.22: Professor Nagai visited Dalian Polytechnic University in the name of vice president。
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  • 2017.5.14: Dr. Ding Wei won the 2017 Chinese University Students' Fashion Fabric Award at 「2017 China International Student Fashion Week」
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  • 2017.1.9-11: Associate Prof.Maekawa and Satoshi Kadomatsu (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student)made research presentations at ICoRD'17(6th International Conference on Research into Design), held at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Also, Prof. Yukari Nagai served as the chair of the workshop at the conference.

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2016

  • We will hold the International Symposium of Innovation Design 2016 at Shiinoki Geihinkan in Kanazawa on December 15th.
  • Mr.Deny Willy Junaidy, a doctral degree holder, and Prof. Yukari Nagai of Nagai lab. Best Paper Award in KICCS 2016. Click here
  • ICDC2016 - The 4th International Conference on Design Creativity
    2-4 November, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • 2016.7.2-3: Prof.Nagai, Associate Prof.Maekawa, Touru Yoshida (Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) will make presentation at the 63rd Annual Conference of Design Society's to be held at Nagano University.
  • 2016.5.25: Ding Wei(Nagai Lab. Doctoral student) placed in the top 3 Design Prize in a China Graduate Fashion Week of the University of China held in Beijing.
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  • 2016.1.22: A Interchange seminar held by Design Research Lab. at JAIST, presented by KALYANASUNDARAM, Eazhil Selvan (Ph.D.)、 and MADHUSUDANAN, Navinchandran (Ph.D.)、from Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

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2015

  • 2015.12.07: Shou Harada(Nagai Lab. Master's student) received a student commendation award for his presentation during the 37th Research Conference organized by the Japan Creativity Society.
  • The International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference 2015
    2-5 November 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2015.10.09: Youuri Okada(Nagai Lab. Master's student) was presented with the Women Entrepreneurs Award at the Hokuriku Business Model Competition.
  • 2015.10.04: Prof.Nagai organized a workshop together with Mr.Kihara at Japan Creativity Society on November 4th. Click here
  • 2015.09.28: Prof.Nagai lectured on creative thinking and innovation of design at Dalian Polytechnic University on Sept. 28th. Click here
  • The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society
    18-20 September 2015, Chiba, Japan.
    • The organization of the 32nd Annual Meeting in Chiba University will be planned by Kenji Kondo (Doctor Course).
    • Conference website
  • Bundung Creative Movement2015
    8-10 September 2015, Bandung, Indonesia.
    • Prof. Nagai will be making the keynote speech at the conference held in Indonesia.
    • Conference website
  • "Due date for the paper submission has been extended to July 14"
    3rd ICDC - The 3rd International Conference on Design Creativity
    12-14 January 2015, Bangalore, India.
  • ICoRD'15 - The 5th International Conference on Research into Design, 7-9 January, 2015, Bangalore, India.

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2014

  • 2014.8.23: Design Research Lab. will hold a workshop in collaboration with Kripa Link in the Open Campus at the Ishikawa Prefectural Kutaniware Technology Training Center. Click here
  • 2014.8.19: Design Research Lab. member will give a lecture in Komatsu Business Creation Plaza Seminar 2, at the Komatsu Komatsu science Hills. Title: "New Manufacturing Utilizing 3D Printer" Organized by: Komatsu City, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Click here
  • 2014.8.9-10: Design Research Lab.will hold a workshop: KUTANI NIGHT ZOO in collaboration with Kripa link. Click here for more info
  • 2014.07.4-6: Design Research Lab member will deliver presentation at the 61st Annual Conference of Japanese Society for the Science of Design (JSSD) at The Fukui University of Technology. Click here for more info
  • 2014.06.24: Design Research Lab. members gave a lecture about 3D printer in Kanazawa.
  • 2014.06.21-22:International Workshop on Design Creativity at DCC14, London Click here for more info
  • 2014.06.19: Design Research Lab. member receives the University Consortium Ishikawa 2014 Year Region field study seminar support project. Title: " Promotion of the sixth industry in Nomi-shi " Webpage.
  • 2014.03.21: Design Research Lab members will be conducting a Workshop with Japanese Society for the Science of Design (JSSD) on fiscal year 25 in Fukui Prefecture. Click here for more info
  • 014.03.17-18: Design Research Lab members will be presenting a paper at the "Knowledge Science in the Field Manufacturing" on 4th Knowledge Co-Development Forum (FoKCs2014), to be held in Ishikawa Prefecture. [[Click here for more info:http://www.jaist.ac.jp/fokcs/]
  • 2014.03.11: We will be holding a regular study group and Join Cognitive Science Society Research Subcommittee on "Design configuration and creation" in Ishikawa Prefecture. Click here for more info
  • 2014.03.01: Design Research Lab members will report paper of "Social design: A case of timber recycling system in the building," adopted to support business seminar at the "University and regional cooperation active forum and special lecture" University Consortium Ishikawa. Click here for more info.
  • 2014.02.28 - 05.31 A member of Design Research Lab. is invited as a Visiting Scholar at Furniture Research Group, Buckinghamshire New University, UK. supervised by Prof. Jake Kaner. Link
  • 2014.02.23: City Government of Nomi and Nagai Lab, JAIST are inviting Asst. Prof. Zaini Alif, a university lecturer at Indonesian Art Higher School (STSI Bandung) who is also the founder of HONG community.
    The HONG Community is a cultural group is dedicated to reinvent and to conserve Indonesian folk games and toys. Mr. Zaini and HONG community will be performing traditional games and musical workshop together with children at the Manabi Festa 2014 on February 23rd at city of Nomi, Japan.
  • 2014.01.29: Poster presentation from Design Research Lab. member at International School on Knowledge Co-Creation (ISKCC2014), January 29, Bangkok, Thailand.

2013

  • 2013: A new journal called International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation (Taylor & Francis) will be launched in January 2013. The journal is currently accepting manuscripts for review. Journal homepage, Call for Papers.
  • 2013.10.28: Design Research Lab. & The Research Center for Innovative Lifestyle Design will hold the 1st Lifestyle Design Research Center Seminar. We invite Associate Professor Kunio Nikata from Kanazawa College of Art.
    Title: Cognitive Science approach in Design Research
    Date and time: October 28, 2013, (Mon) 15:00pm-16:30pm
    Location: Lecture Room, School of Knowledge Science Building.
    ※Pre-registration is not necessary, please come to the venue directly.
    Contact: Administrative and Planning Section, Research Affair Department: r-soukatsu@jaist.ac.jp
  • 2013.10.12: Design Research Lab takes part in science-government collaboration project with Nomi City at JAIST Festival. This is a part of the Regional Development by the Next Generation of Cultural Creation. We distribute 100 pieces of 3D printer Gotochi character with round potato (Nomi specialty) "Nomi maru" to 100 first visitors. Detail.
  • 2013.10.1 (14pm to 16pm): Design Research Lab hold a seminar entitled Social Design through Timber Recycling System in the Building. The purpose of this seminar is expansion in activities that captures civilized resources, and cultural resources towards a sustainable society, to study the mechanism of value conversion by the knowledge scientific approach. Location: Nomi City Community Collaboration Development Center Webpage.
  • 2013.08.26-30: Prof. Nagai and Design Research Lab. member will present papers at 5th The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) World Conference on Design Research (IASDR13), Tokyo. Webpage.
  • 2013.08.19-22: Prof. Nagai is chairing (SIG Workshop) Creativity in design synthesis - 1 at 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2013), Korea. Webpage.
  • 2013.08.19-22: Presentation from colleagues and Design Research Lab. at 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2013), Korea. Webpage.
  • 2013.08.06 Design Research Lab. collaborated with National Institute of Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises to held 13th i-BIRD matching Seminar with theme: "3D printer is changing the business!" at University of Ishikawa cooperation incubator (i-BIRD). Webpage.
  • 2013.07.18: Design Research Lab. member receives the University Consortium Ishikawa 2013 Year Region field study seminar support project. Title: "Social Design Research Seminar with attention to design of timber recycling system in the building" Webpage.
  • 2013.07.18: Design Research Lab. held the 5th Knowledge Sciences Seminar on Kansei evaluation method with guest speaker, Assoc. Prof. Masaki Sakamoto (The University of Electro-Communications, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering). Presentation title: "New Sensibility Evaluation Method based on Natural Language." Webpage.
  • 2013.06.21-23: Presentation from Design Research Lab at 60th Annual Conference of JSSD in Tsukuba, Japan. Webpage.
  • 2013.06.17-20: Poster presentation from Design Research Lab. at 9th ACM International Conference on Creativity and Cognition 2013, Sydney, Australia Webpage.
  • 2013.05.20: A member of Design Research Lab. (Nagai Lab.) receives Student Research Bursary Award 2013 from Design Research Society (DRS), UK.
  • 2013.05.14-17: A presentation from Design Research Lab. at DRS//CUMULUS 2013, an International Conference for Design Education Researchers at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, at Oslo, Norway. Webpage.
  • 2013-2014: Team of Design Research Lab. (Nagai Lab.) receives the 8th Research Grant for Educational Practice for Children HAKUHO FOUNDATION. This research will be conducted within one year at rural craft villages in Japan and Indonesia.
  • 2013.01.29: A seminar held by Design Research Lab. at JAIST, presented by Florencio PAIVA (France) and Kanami MORITA (Japan) at Collaboration Room 2, JAIST, School of Knowledge Science, 2013.01.29, 15pm-17pm.
  • 2nd Call for Papers of 9th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 17-20 June, 2013, UTS, Sydney, Australia. Theme: `Intersections and Interactions’. Sponsored by ACM, SIGCHI, Interaction Consortium, Centre for Human Centred Technology Design (HCTD) UTS. Webpage
  • 2013.01.07-09: Presentation from Design Research Lab at ICoRD'13, an International Conference at IIT Madras, Chennai, India. Webpage

2012

  • 2012.10.16-17: Presentation from Design Research Lab at Design Symposium 2012 in Kyoto, Japan. Webpage.
  • 2012.09.18-20: Poster presentation from Design Research Lab at ICDC 2012. - 2012.08.1-4 Prof. Nagai presented a poster presentation at COGSCI 2012 in Sapporo, Japan. Webpage.
  • 2012.08.27: KS-seminar with Prof. Kazuhisa Todayama from Nagoya University.
  • 2012.07.1-5: Presentation from Design Research Lab at DRS 2012 Conference in Bangkok. Webpage.
  • 2012.06.22-24: Prof. Nagai presented a paper at The 59th Annual Conference of JSSD in Sapporo. Webpage.
  • 2012.05.21-24: Prof. Nagai presented a paper at DESIGN 2012 Conference in Croatia. Webpage.
  • 2012.05.7-11: Presentation from Design Research Lab at TMCE 2012 Symposium. Webpage.
  • 2012.02.29: Presentation from Prof. Nagai at JST Plaza. Details.
  • 2012.02.27: KS-seminar with Prof. Tanaka from Kanazawa Institute of Technology. Homepage.
  • 2012.01.30-31: Prof. Nagai at Design Theory SIG Workshop held in Paris, France. Details.

2011

  • 2011.11.3-6: Poster and presentation from Design Research Lab at ACM Creativity & Cognition 2011, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Homepage and Program.
  • 2011.10.31-11.04: Presentation and poster from Design Research Lab at 4th World Conference on Design Research, IASDR2011, Delft, the Netherlands. Homepage and Program.
  • 2011.09.23-25: Presentations and poster from Design Research Lab at The 28th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society. http://www.jcss.gr.jp/meetings/JCSS2011/program/index.html
  • 2011.08.17: Presentation from Design Research Lab at ICED11. http://www.iced11.org/Programme.aspx
  • 2011.02.29: KS-seminar with presentations from:
    • Prof. Kazuhiro Ueda, Tokyo University (Topic: The structure of demand-side innovation―Which is more important for idea generation resulting in innovation, personality feature or preceding information?)

2010

  • Dr. Sachiko Kiyokawa, Chubu University
  • 2010.11.29-12.1: Presentations and posters from Design Research Lab at the First International Conference on Design Creativity, Kobe, Japan. http://www.org.kobe-u.ac.jp/icdc2010/
  • 2010.07.03/04: Two presentations from Design Research Lab at the Annual Conference of JSSD http://www2.nagano.ac.jp/jssd/info.html
  • 2010.04.23/26: Dr. Ian Gwilt's lecture and exhibition:
    • Lecture "Compumorphic art - the computer as muse", Friday 23rd April, 4pm – 5:30pm, Collaboration Room 2 – KS Building 5F
    • Exhibition "Natural Fabrications", Monday 26th April, 12pm – 5pm, Communication hall - 1F in front of the JAIST cafeteria
  • 2010.04: Dr. Ian Gwilt, Director of Visual Communication, University of Technology, Sydney, is visiting researcher at Design Research Lab http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/dab/staff/details.cfm?StaffId=2075

2009

  • 2009.7.14: Prof. Takashi Kiriyama, Tokyo University of the Arts, presented "Observation and Analysis of Behaviors in an Interactive Art Installation" on KS seminar
  • 2009.6.06: Open Campus day at JAIST. Design Research Lab presented several posters (poster1).
  • 2009.3.23: Prof. Ernest Edmonds and Dr. Linda Candy (Creativity and Cognition Studios, University of Technology Sidney, Australia) visited our laboratory

http://www.creativityandcognition.com/ and http://www.uts.edu.au/

  • 2009.2.17: Assoc. Prof. Samuel Gomes, PhD, University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France, visited Design Research Lab and presented "Collaborative Design and Knowledge factory - CoDeKF" at KS Seminar on Feb. 16th.

http://set.utbm.fr/index.php?pge=297

  • 2009.2.06: Call for Papers::ACM 7th Creativity and Cognition conference 2009:: Everyday Creativity: Shared Languages and Collective Action, October 27-30, 2009, Berkeley Art Museum, CA, USA, Sponsored by ACM SIGCHI, in co-operation with SIGMM/SIGART

2008 http://www.creativityandcognition09.org/

  • 2008.9.29:Two research works were presented at 18th Design and Systems conference http://www.jsme.or.jp/conference/dsdconf08/
  • 2008.7.25: The two awards are reported in the events section of the university's homepage http://www.jaist.ac.jp/news/award/2008/0725.html
  • 2008.7.01: Two presentations from Design research lab are among the selection of excellent research presentations on The 55th JSSD conference http://jssd.jp/modules/bulletin/article.php?storyid=258
  • 2008.6.28-29: Research presentations at The 55th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for the Science of Design (JSSD) from 27 to 29th of June 2008 held in Hiroshima International University http://jssd.jp/ http://www.hirokoku.jp/jssd_s08/
  • 2008.6.7: JAIST Open Campus
  • 2008.4.19-21: Laboratory members participated in The East Asian A3 Project meeting held in Taiwan.
  • 2008.4.5-7: Laboratory members participated in The East Asian A3 Project meeting held in Seoul, South Korea.
  • 2008.4.5: JAIST Entrance ceremony
  • 2008.3.25-27: Andy Dong, PhD., Senior Lecturer in University of Sydney <http://web.arch.usyd.edu.au/~adong>, visited our laboratory and gave talk entitled "Language technologies in design" on 10th KS-seminar

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