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JACIII Vol.19 No.2 pp. 284-292
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2015.p0284
(2015)

Paper:

Fuzzy Set Representation of Kansei Texture and its Visualization for Online Shopping

Hidenori Sakaniwa*,**, Fangyan Dong*,***, and Kaoru Hirota*

*Department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
G3-49, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan

**Yokohama Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd.,
Yokohama, Kanagawa 244-0817, Japan

***Education Academy of Computational Life Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology
J3-141, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan

Received:
June 22, 2014
Accepted:
December 13, 2014
Published:
March 20, 2015
Keywords:
kansei/affective-engineering, tactile sensation, visualization, individual difference, fuzzy set
Abstract

A fuzzy set representation method of Kansei Texture is proposed to express individual difference of Kansei Texture feelings for the purpose of online shopping. The method provides buyers with criteria whether a request to send samples is necessary according to the variance degree of individual differences, and it also offers sellers with information regarding the possibility of returned goods in case of significant individual differences with regard to expensive prices. The correlation coefficient of the degree of individual difference and sample demand is 0.78 (P<0.05, t-test), i.e., a directly proportional relationship is observed between the two degrees. There is a tendency for expensive goods, e.g., those with price greater than $50, to be returned in the case of a large individual difference degree, i.e., the individual difference degree of Kansei Texture with price information provides a useful strategy for estimating the possibility of returned goods. Moreover, the relationship between stress and individual difference is also shown. Further validity verification is planned in order to realize practical applications in the real market.

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