*Dr. Georgi V. Georgiev [#a83c2433]
>Currently Assistant Professor at Kobe University

>Previous research experience:

-- Innovation program at Career Service Center post-doc research and internship (April 2010-March 2011) on the topic: An investigation of tactile interaction focused on human emotions for new design materials

-- Post-doc research topic (2009-2010): Tactile impressions of materials for product design

-- Received Ph.D. degree in Knowledge Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2009). Research topic: An Approach to Design Focusing on the Structuring Process of Meaning. 

-- Received master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria (1999). 


>Research interests are in the areas of:

--	Human impression formation
--	Design cognition and emotion
--	Design thinking
--	Visual communication design

>Research interests are focused on specific topics of: Design creativity and support of creative design process; Process of creative thinking in design; Affective design / Kansei engineering; Design for emotion and experience; Human tactile interaction; Design computing and cognition; and Knowledge creation in design.

>Member of:
--	The Design Society (since 2009) 
---	http://www.designsociety.org
--	Japanese Society for the Science of Design (since 2006)
---	http://www.jssd.jp
--	Secretariat of Special Interest Group Design Creativity (Design Creativity SIG) of the Design Society (since 2007)
---	http://www.designsociety.org/index.php?menu=35&action=17
---	http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativityW

>Committee of International Conferences
-- The 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC), Glasgow, UK, 18th-20th September 2012; Program Committee Secretariat
--- http://www.icdc2012.org.uk/
-- 8th ACM Creativity & Cognition 2011, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Program Committee
--- http://dilab.gatech.edu/ccc/?page_id=621
-- The First International Conference on Design Creativity
(ICDC2010), Kobe, Japan; Program Committee Secretariat
--- http://www.org.kobe-u.ac.jp/icdc2010/

http://jaist.academia.edu/GeorgiVGeorgiev



**Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed ļļ∆…Õ≠, available in print) [#r5d45a66]
-- Georgiev, G.V., Nagai, Y., (2011) A Conceptual Network Analysis of User Impressions and Meanings of Product Materials in Design. Materials and Design, Vol. 32, No. 8-9, pp. 4230-4240.
>SIZE(2):DOI:10.1016/j.matdes.2011.04.024 
>SIZE(2):http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2011.04.024
>SIZE(2):http://www.elsevier.com/locate/matdes


-- Georgiev, G.V., Nagai, Y., (2011) Model of Meta-Reflection and In-Depth Analysis of Knowledge Creation Process in Design. International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS), 2011, Special Issue on Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Management and Imagination, 2(2), 49-67, April-June.
>SIZE(2):DOI:10.4018/jkss.2011040104
>SIZE(2):http://www.igi-global.com/ijkss
>SIZE(2):http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?titleid=1169&detailstype=callforpapersspecial
>SIZE(2):http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?titleid=47908&detailstype=contents
>SIZE(2):http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/article.aspx?titleid=54737

-- Nagai, Y., Georgiev, G.V., Zhou, F., (2011) A methodology to analyze in-depth impressions of design on the basis of concept networks. Journal of Design Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 44-64, 2011.
>SIZE(2):DOI:10.1504/JDR.2011.039617
>SIZE(2):http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=192&year=2011&vol=9&issue=1
>SIZE(2):http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/jdr/2011/00000009/00000001/art00003

-- Nagai, Y., Georgiev, G.V., (2011) The Role of Impressions on Users°« Tactile Interaction with Product Materials: An Analysis of Associative Concept Networks. Materials and Design Vol. 32, No. 1, pp.291–302 
>SIZE(2):DOI:10.1016/j.matdes.2010.05.040
>SIZE(2):http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2010.05.040
>SIZE(2):http://www.elsevier.com/locate/matdes

-- Georgiev, G.V., Nagai, Y., Taura, T., (2010) A method for the evaluation of meaning structures and its application in conceptual design. Journal of Design Research,  Special Issue °»Current Concerns of Industrial Design Engineering Research°…, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp.214–234.
>SIZE(2):DOI:10.1504/JDR.2010.032607
>SIZE(2):http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=192&year=2010&vol=8&issue=3

-- Georgiev, G.V., Nagai, Y., Taura, T., (2010) A Conceptual Network Approach to Structuring of Meanings in Design. The Bulletin of Japan Society of the Science of Design (JSSD), Vol. 56, No. 5, Issue No. 197, pp. 1-10.
>SIZE(2):http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110007574616/

**Original Articles at International Conferences and Symposiums (Peer-reviewed ļļ∆…Õ≠) [#e6d763c1]

-- Georgiev, G.V., and Nagai, Y., (2011) Time Factor of Core Emotions Derived from Design Materials: Towards a Deeper Understanding of Product Experience. The 4th World Conference on Design Research, IASDR2011, The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), October 31 - November 4, 2011, Delft, The Netherlands.
>SIZE(2):http://www.iasdr2011.org/?id=3

-- Morishita, N., Georgiev, G.V., and Nagai, Y., (2011) Material-inspired Design Opportunities. The 4th World Conference on Design Research, IASDR2011, The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), October 31 - November 4, 2011, Delft, The Netherlands.
>SIZE(2):http://www.iasdr2011.org/?id=3

-- Georgiev, G.V., and Nagai, Y., (2011) The Taste of Criticism:  Enhancing Feedback for Creativity. The 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C 2011), 3-6 November 2011, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
>SIZE(2):http://dilab.gatech.edu/ccc/?page_id=241

-- G.V. Georgiev, and Y. Nagai: °»An Approach to Analyzing User Impressions and Meanings of Product Materials in Design°…, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design ICED11, Ed: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; Mc Aloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Badke-Schaub, P., Vol. 7, pp. 162-169, 15-19 August, 2011,Copenhagen, Denmark.
>SIZE(2):http://www.iced11.org/

-- Y. Nagai, G.V. Georgiev, and I. Gwilt: °»A case study of open-ended creative practice based research°…, 3rd International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD°«11), 10-12 January, 2011, Bangalore, India, pp. 599-607.
>SIZE(2):http://www.cpdm.iisc.ernet.in/icord%2711/final_programme.html


-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai, and T. Taura: °»A Study on the Convergence of Meaning and Creativity of the Generated Concepts in Design°…, The First International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2010), Kobe, Japan, Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2010.
>SIZE(2):http://papers.designsociety.org/a_study_on_the_convergence_of_meaning_and_creativity_of_the_generated_concepts_in_design.paper.30252.htm

-- I. Gwilt, G.V. Georgiev, and Y. Nagai: °»Fabrications of Natural and Artificial: A Case Study of Enhancing Users°« Impressions°…, The First International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2010), Kobe, Japan, Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2010.
>SIZE(2):http://papers.designsociety.org/fabrications_of_natural_and_artificial_a_case_study_of_enhancing_users%92_impressions.paper.30273.htm

-- F. Zhou, G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai and N. Morishita: °»Creative Design Thinking based on Understanding Human Imagination°…, The First International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2010), Kobe, Japan, Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2010.
>SIZE(2):http://papers.designsociety.org/creative_design_thinking_based_on_understanding_human_imagination.paper.30295.htm

-- Y. Nagai, G.V. Georgiev, and T. Taura: °»Users°« Tactile Interactions with New Product Materials: An Analysis of Depth Impressions based on Associative Concept Networks,°… ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2010, August 15-18, Montréal, Canada, pp. 657-665, Paper ID: DETC2010-28613.
>SIZE(2):http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2010/


-- G.V. Georgiev, T. Taura, A. Chakrabarti and Y. Nagai: °»Method of Design Through Structuring of Meanings,°… ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2008, New York City, NY, USA, pp. 841-850, Paper ID: DETC2008-49500 (August 3-6, 2008).
>SIZE(2):http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC08/index.cfm

-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai and T. Taura: °»Method of Design Evaluation Focused on Relations of Meanings for a Successful Design,°… Proceedings of the Tenth International Design Conference Design 2008, Dubrovnik, Croatia, pp 1149-1158 (May 19-22, 2008).
>SIZE(2):http://www.designconference.org/

-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai, T. Taura, and J. Morita: °»Meaning Structure Modeling on the Design Conceptual Level,°… Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Tools and methods of Competitive Engineering TMCE 2008, Izmir, Turkey, pp 329-340 (April 20-25, 2008).
>SIZE(2):http://www.tmce.org/

-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai, T. Taura, and J. Morita: °»Meaning Structure Modeling: A Methodology for Creative Design,°… Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems IJCKS 2007 (KSS2007/KICSS2007), Ishikawa, Japan, pp 86-91 (November 5-7, 2007).
>SIZE(2):http://css.jaist.ac.jp/ijcks2007/index.php?id=60

-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai, T. Taura, and J. Morita: °»Coordinating Meanings of Logotypes for Support of the Design Process,°… ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, University Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, CD-ROM 4 pages, (9-12 July 2007).
>SIZE(2):https://noagendapodcast.appspot.com/dspace.jaist.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10119/4169/1/ConnectED.pdf
>SIZE(2):http://connected2007.com.au/program.php

**Conferences in Japan [#m121fbf5]

-- Georgiev, G.V., and Nagai, Y., (2011) The role of usual life imagination in tactile experience of materials. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society 2011, Tokyo, Japan, 4p, (Sept. 23-25, 2011). ļļ∆…Õ≠

-- Georgiev, G.V., and Nagai, Y., (2011) Time Factor Affecting Emotions in Design Thinking. Proceedings of the 58th Annual Conference of JSSD 2011, Chiba, Japan, pp 82-83, (June 24-26, 2011).

-- Nagai, Y., and Georgiev, G.V., (2011) The role of critical feedbacks to enhance creativity for design. Proceedings of the 58th Annual Conference of JSSD 2011, Chiba, Japan, pp 84-85, (June 24-26, 2011).

-- Nagai, Y., Georgiev, G.V., and Taura, T., (2010) The role of design in the creative touch interaction. Proceedings of DSDCONF 2010, The 20th conference of The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, AIST, Tokyo, Japan (October 27 - 29th, 2010).

-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai, and I. Gwilt: °»The creative practice based research: A case study of Natural Fabrications project°…, Proceedings of the 57th Annual Conference of JSSD 2010, Ueda, Japan, pp 142-143, (July 2-4, 2010).

-- Y. Nagai, and G.V. Georgiev: °»Tactile interactions with materials inspiring the design thinking°…, Proceedings of the 57th Annual Conference of JSSD 2010, Ueda, Japan, pp 138-139, (July 2-4, 2010).

-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai, and T. Taura: °»Tactile interactions with materials: An analysis of depth impressions based on concept networks of associations,°… JSSD Workshop, Fukui, Japan, 2010/03/21


-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai and T. Taura: °»Design Method based on the Network Structure of Meanings,°… Proceedings of DSDCONF 2008, 18th conference of The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Kyoto University, CD-ROM 6 pages, Paper ID: 3309 (September 25-27, 2008).

-- Y. Nagai and G.V. Georgiev: °»Research of Design Method Focusing on the Meaning Structuring Process,°… Proceedings of the 55th Annual Conference of JSSD 2008, Hiroshima, Japan, pp 62-63, (June 27-29, 2008). ''Good presentation award of the conference''

-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai, T. Taura, and J. Morita: °»Method of Graphic Design by Coordination of Meanings Values and Relations of Meanings of Symbols,°… Proceedings of the 54th Annual Conference of JSSD 2007, pp 6-7 (June 2007).

-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai and T. Taura: °»Method of Creative Graphic Design Focusing on Multiple Meanings: A systematic approach to meanings of symbols,°… Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Conference of JSSD 2006, Ishikawa, Japan, pp 16-17 (30.06-02.07.2006).

**Workshops [#j0967f82]

-- F. Zhou, G.V. Georgiev, and Y. Nagai: °»Design Thinking based on Understanding Users°« Imagination°…, Workshop Research Methods for Design Cognition (11 July 2010) on Fourth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC10), 12–14 July 2010, Stuttgart, Germany.

-- G.V. Georgiev, Y. Nagai, and T. Taura: °»A structuring approach to the conceptual design process: An experimental study on the convergence of meaning°…, 3rd Design Creativity Workshop (11 July 2010) on Fourth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC10), 12–14 July 2010, Stuttgart, Germany.


-- Towards the evaluation of meaning structures and its application in conceptual design, Georgiev G. V., Nagai Y., Taura T., 2009 ACM Creativity & Cognition conference, Workshop Creativity and Cognition in Engineering Design, 2009/10/28, Berkeley, USA
>SIZE(2):http://www.ccedworkshop.org/

-- Creative Method for Structuring the Meanings in Design, Georgiev G. V., Nagai Y., Taura T., 2nd Design Creativity Workshop DCW08, 22 June 2008, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.






**Contact [#q1cf9bbf]
>georgiev (at)/    
>jaist.ac.jp

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Last Update 03.2012