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Kansei Mühendisliği ve Uygulamaları = Kansei Engineering and its Applications

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Author(s): Nilgün FIĞLALI | Alpaslan FIĞLALI | Elçin UZUNDURUGAN

Journal: Dogus University Journal
ISSN 1302-6739

Issue: 5;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Kansei Engineering | Ergonomics | Design

ABSTRACT
In the 1970's, manufacturers produced a volume of products and people bought them. Nowadays consumers desire the products that match their own feelings of design, function and price. That's why the newest ergonomic technology, which was the opposite pole from western objectivity and logical thinking -named Kansei Engineering (KE) - was born in Japan. KE aims to implement the consumer's needs and desires into the product design. In this study, the need of consumer centered design, the development of designing theories and the place of KE in design process are explained. KE is introduced and procedure of KE is explained. After that some examples of application areas of KE are presented. How KE can help or develop design processes is explained. Finally the difficulties that KE applicants are faced to are presented and some comments are given about the present and future situation of KE.
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