About

Designing to provoke, motivate, and inspire

“Aspirational computing” refers to the creation and study of influential, motivational, and provocative technologies for achieving a virtuous cycle of personal betterment and social good in the face of radical uncertainty. Working from a solid foundation in ergonomics and psychology, we promote innovative research on attitude and behavior change methods realized through interactive agents, interfaces, and experiences that embrace human sociality and diversity. Specialties include gamification and serious games, mixed reality and physical computing, and “eldertech.” Working in the lab involves a combination of critical thinking and problem solving, engineering and design ability, and mixed methods research with human subjects.

Research themes

人間工学

Human Factors Engineering

インターフェース、相互作用、経験におけるヒューマンファクターの調査

Exploring the human factor in interfaces, interactions, and experiences

シリアス・ゲームやゲーミフィケーション

Serious Games & Gamification

真剣な追求のための遊び心のある戦略の適用とゲームの作成

Applying playful strategies and crafting games for serious pursuits

ユニバーサルデザイン

Inclusive Design

年齢から障害に至るまで、多様性をサポートするための設計と改良

Designing and refining to support diversity, from age to disability and beyond

態度と行動変化の方法

Attitude & Behaviour Change Methods

人間の改善のための心理社会的および認知的要因を考慮する

Considering psychosocial and cognitive factors for human betterment

Research

Projects

Below are my research projects at Tokyo Tech. For my previous research, please see my personal website. 以下は東工大での研究プロジェクトです。これまでの研究については、私の個人サイトをご覧ください。

Elemi

Elemi

Our goal is to create and study Elemi, an “exoskeleton for the mind.” Elemi will be an AI-based intelligent support system designed to augment metacognition in everyday situations. Built with and for the public, it aims to help people with a range of everyday challenges in the information age.

本プロジェクトの目標は,心の外骨格「エレミ」を開発し研究することである。エレミは,日常的な状況におけるメタ認知を増強するためのAIベースの知的支援システムである。情報社会における日常の課題について人々を支援することがねらいである。

September 2020+

Prof. Jacqueline Urakami (Tokyo Tech)
Prof. Hiroki Oura (Tokyo Tech)

Funding: DLab Challenge Grant 2020

News

Latest news

Friday October 2nd, 2020

Received competitive "DLab Challenge" grant with Professors Urakami and Oura

Tuesday August 18th, 2020

Collaborative research with the University of Tokyo and RIKEN published to PLOS ONE

Wednesday May 20th, 2020

Interviewed for Industrial Engineering and Economics News

Tuesday May 19th, 2020

Released this website

Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Joined Tokyo Tech as an Associate Professor

Contact

Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics
Tokyo Institute of Technology

2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguru-ku, Tokyo
152-8552 JAPAN

seaborn.k.aa [[at]] m (dot) titech {dot} ac.jp