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07 Kitchen with Benefits of Inconvenience
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Lets enjoy implementing a new design principle.

Name Organization Specialty
H. Kawakami Unit of Design, Kyoto Univ. システムデザイン(不便益)
T. Hiraoka Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto Univ. 人間機械系
A. Ohno Panasonic
H. Echizen-ya Tawara Production

Focusing on kitchen, getting more convenient will eliminate human. Nobody needs to cook, serve, and wash.
 This class aim to design inconvenient therefore beneficial home electrical appliances that get back high-QOL to human in kitchens.

Educational Goals

Understand a new design principle: benefits of inconvenience.

Design Theory and Design Methods
[Design theory]

Lectures by experts on benefits of inconvenience.

[Design methods]

Group work of ideation by “Brain Storming Battle” and O-giri method.

Field work facilitated by the first-generation agents of “Detectives Night Scoop."

[1st Day: September 7, 2016]
  • Lectures
Afternoon(1): Lunch ~ Coffee Break
Afternoon(2):Coffee Break ~ Afternoon
  • Ideation by Brain Storming Battle and O-giri method.
[2nd Day: September 8, 2016]
  • Exchanging and refining ideas.
Afternoon(1): Lunch ~ Coffee Break
Afternoon(2):Coffee Break ~ Afternoon
  • Characterizing ideas.
[3rd Day: September 9, 2016]
  • Prepare for presentation (KRP)
  • Present workshop results (KRP)