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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 10/26/2014)