Basic study on kawaii feeling of material perception

Michiko Ohkura, Tsuyoshi Komatsu

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In the 21st century, the importance of kansei (affective) values has been recognized. However, since few studies have focused on kawaii as a kansei value, we are researching its physical attributes of artificial products. We previously performed experiments on kawaii shapes, colors, and sizes. This article describes our experimental results on kawaii feelings in material perception using virtual objects with various visual textures and actual materials with various tactile textures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationHuman-Centred Design Approaches, Methods, Tools, and Environments - 15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2013 Jul 212013 Jul 26

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8004 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV


  • kansei (Affective) value
  • kawaii
  • tactile sensation
  • texture
  • visual sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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