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Authors:Keiko Ishihara: School of Psychological Science, Hiroshima International University, Kurose-Gakuendai, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
Ryo Nakagawa: School of Psychological Science, Hiroshima International University, Japan
Shigekazu Ishiahra: School of Psychological Science, Hiroshima International University, Japan
Mitsuo Nagamachi: Institute of user science, Kyushu University, Japan
Publication title:An E-Commerce Site to Propose Gift Flower Arrangements that Fit Kansei and Social Manners
Conference:10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence, 18-20 June, 2007 in Helsingborg, Sweden
Publication type: Full text not available
Issue:026
Article No.:066
Abstract:We give people flowers on special occasions. For example, we give vases of field flowers to family members on their birthdays or passionate flowers to our lovers. Flowers are chosen to depict a message with the sender’s kansei (Japanese word that means sense, feeling, or emotion) and are bound by social manners. Few buyers but most florists have expert knowledge of the flowering time, scent, price, and nature of each flower, and are experts in arranging flowers that meet a given purpose. Typically, a florist infers an acceptable solution after obtaining information from the customer.

This study sought to incorporate handling constraints into the inference process of a kansei engineering system. The proposed system deals with flower arrangements using foams in containers. A purchaser inputs data such as the purpose of the present, relationship with the recipient, and budget. The system receives the data and then retrieves suitable flowers from the database according to the results of a kansei evaluation and social constraints. Then the system displays a list of possible flowers and types of arrangements.

Language:English
Keywords:Gift, social manner, kansei, flower arrangement, constraint, expert system
Year:2007
No. of pages:8
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
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Available:2008-02-15
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Keiko Ishihara, Ryo Nakagawa, Shigekazu Ishiahra, Mitsuo Nagamachi (2007). An E-Commerce Site to Propose Gift Flower Arrangements that Fit Kansei and Social Manners, 10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence, 18-20 June, 2007 in Helsingborg, Sweden http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=026;article=066 (accessed 8/28/2014)