TRAFST Vol.7 No.1 pp. 7-12


Trunk of Oukan


Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 7 Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

28 January 2013
30 January 2013
April 15, 2013
scientific integration of disciplines, trunk of a discipline, issue-driven innovation, view of artefact, discovery of social wish, integrated observation, collaborative research

“Oukan” was established in order to create a forum where scientists and engineers of different disciplines gather and collaborate for better creation of products for society. At this moment, different disciplines cannot be integrated in scientific manner but done empirically, thus getting fraught with risks such as design with less optimality, overlook of potential danger, unexpected outbreak of burden to environment and creation of unnecessary things. In the present paper, we discuss human motivation (social wish) for creating knowledge which has been widely spread among people and might have guided the formation of necessary knowledge into diversified disciplines. It will be shown that the study on social wish will mitigate those risks.

Cite this article as:
H. YOSHIKAWA, “Trunk of Oukan,” , Vol.7, No.1, pp. 7-12, 2013.
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