Kansei Engineering in the field of design: an applied engineering approach to material perception


Ainoa Abella Garcia

Directed by

Lluís Marco Almagro (UPC), Laura Clèries (Elisava)

Published by

Elisava, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya



The objective of the current doctoral thesis is the theoretical and experimental application of Kansei engineering in the field of design. Kansei engineering is a method that aims to develop or improve products, services and/or experiences by translating the emotional needs of users into parameters or characteristics of the design itself. In the present investigation, Kansei engineering uses as a base statistical engineering, since the most appropriate statistical and analytical methods are used to provide value, validity and rigor.

Keywords: Kansei engineering, design, statistical engineering, emotional dimensions, communication channels, measurement tools, education, methodology.

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