Study at TCU


Official Title Professor
Affiliation Interior Design, Architectural Planning, Ergonomics Design
Profile Our laboratory is exploring interior space and architectural design that is close to human sensibilities and behavioral characteristics such as "healing, hospitality, and liveliness" as "urban life science". Especially in the doctoral program, the main research target is the internal space such as housing, public facilities, station environment, etc., and while correctly sensing various human behaviors there and using mathematical analysis technology such as crowd flow simulation and digital twin environment, From the perspective of design science, we provide research and dissertation guidance that contributes to solving various planning problems. Specific examples include research on the basic design of a canopy bed that maintains a stable sleep effect, and research on the affinity between micro mobility and pedestrian behavior in a station environment. We would love to have admission of everybody.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. (1) Crowd simulation on BIM

    In the open spaces and commercial facilities of the city, the movement of people shows some kind of "flow streak" or "typical of movement".This grouping phenomenon is because it exhibits "crowd behavior" from a macro perspective. For example, in a commuting crowd, people next to each other unknowingly form a line and take evasive action.Mathematical models replace this with magnetic particle behavior, enabling "crowd simulation" on BIM and CAD.

  2. (2) Research on residential windows that improve refreshing abilities

    Modern living spaces are required to have the ability to efficiently relieve the stress and fatigue of residents.The purpose of this study is to try to quantify the fatigue recovery performance of living space by several types of physiological measurements. A) Measurement of "mental fatigue" ... Flicker value, B) Measurement of "stress value": Amount of amylase secreted in saliva, C) Measurement of "work concentration" ... Blink value (blink frequency of eyes)

Representative Papers
  1. (1) A Study of Effects of the Size of Sleeping Space on Physiological Phenomena at Bedtime Based on experiments in which the canopy height was changed at sleeping time, Transactions of Japan Society for Interior Studies, Issue 31th, pp.17-22, 2021.3
  2. (2) A Classification of Avoidance Behavior Considering of Pedestrian's Acceleration, Transactions of Japan Society for Interior Studies, Issue 31th, pp.5-10, 2021.3
  3. (3) A study on Avoidance Predictive Behavior by Pedestrian, Transactions of Japan Society for Interior Studies, Issue 31th, pp.1-4, 2021.3
  4. (4) A Study of Influence of Length of Illuminance Decrease before Sleep on Sleep Depth -Based on Sleep Depth Clinical Experiment Focusing on Circadian Rhythm-, Transactions of Japan Society for Interior Studies, Issue 30th, pp.97-102, 2020.3
  5. (5) A Study on Relationship between Visual Information Acquisition and Pedestrian Behavior, Transactions of Japan Society for Interior Studies, Issue 30th, pp.83-88, 2020.3
  6. (6) Fundamental Study on Spatial Perception of Concatenation Space with Different Ceiling Height, Transactions of Japan Society for Interior Studies, Issue 30th, pp.77-82, 2020.3
  7. (7) Relationship between the Strolling Activity of Visitors with Babies and their Breastfeeding Activity in a Shopping District -The Environmental Factors that Encourage People with Children to Stroll-, Papers on City Planning、Vol.54(2019)、No.3、pp.1161-1168、2019.10
  8. (8) A Study on Clarification of Pedestrian Omnidirectional Avoidance Area and Consideration on interregional Difference between Tokyo Metropolitan Area and Kansai Area、Transactions of Japan Society for Interior Studies, Issue 29th、pp.53-60、2019.3
  9. (9) A Study on Clarification of Pedestrian Avoidance Area by Using of Omnidirectional Video Image Analysis、Transactions of Japan Society for Interior Studies、Issue 28th、pp.71-76、2018.3
  10. (10) A Study on Evaluation Method for Local Congestion in Pedestrian Space by Using of Traj-Scalar Model、AIJ Journal of Technology and Design、Vol.22、No.52、pp.1067-1071、2016.10
  1. Hitoshi Watanabe, Hideaki Takayanagi, Kazuto Hayashida et al. "Personnel Guidance System", Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2000-169917 (P2002-169917A), June 14, 2002
Award Visualization Method for Pedestrian's Time-Space Model Diagram, Nikkei Science 2000-#10, ppA-11,12,29-32
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Research Grants/Projects including subsidies, donations, grants, etc. (1) Joint Research Fund of Ohbayashi Co., Ltd., 2019-
(2) Joint Research Fund of JR East Urban Development Corporation, 2018-2019
(3) Joint Research Fund of Sankyo Frontier Inc., 2018-2019
(4) Grant-in-aid scientific research of Koka City commissioned research project "plan volume examination to take for new city hall maintenance examination", 2010
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) (1) AIJ (Senior Member)
(2) JASIS (Senior Member)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Interior Design, Spatial Planning, BIM
Education Field (Graduate level) Advanced Human-Space Design