Sur name: Tsumaya

Given name: Akira

Contact (E-mail address, Web site)

E-mail: tsumaya[a_t], Web page:


Position: Associate Professor

Organization: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University

Address: 1-1, Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe, 657-8501

Country: Japan


Design engineering

Research Interests

Design Knowledge Management

Design Rationale

Design Process

Selected Publications (max.4)

K. Takeuchi, A. Tsumaya, H. Wakamatsu, K. Shirase, and E. Arai: Integrated Architecture of Geometric Model and Design Intention, Advances in Design, Springer, pp.243-254, (2006).
A. Tsumaya, R. Moritsu, H. Wakamatsu, K. Shirase, and E. Arai: A Method for Supporting Conceptual Design Process Using Qualitative Representation of Temporal and Spatial Relations, Proc. 15th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED05), 335.81, (2005).
A. Tsumaya, Y. Nomaguchi, M. Yoshioka, H. Takeda, T. Murakami, and T. Tomiyama: Verification of Synthesis - The Methods for Verification and Results, Proc. 13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED01), pp.229-236, (2001).
H. Takeda, A. Tsumaya, and T. Tomiyama: Synthesis Thought Processes in Design, Integration of Process Knowledge into Design Support Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.249-258, (1999).