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Kazuhiko Yamazaki

Chiba Institute of Technology
Professor, Smile Experience Design Lab.
Kazuhiko Yamazaki is a professor, user experience design lab., at Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan from 2007.

Prior to that, he was design manager of user experience design center in IBM Japan, IBM Distinguished Engineer and a member of IBM Academy of Technology. He has been leading work on industrial design and human interface design in hardware and software products. His achievements are to establish ThinkPad brand image as best brand image in worldwide mobile computing. Before entering IBM he worked as designer and planner for Furniture Company named Clean-up Corp. in Japan.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial design from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1983, and PhD degree in design from Kobe Design University in 2002. He is a part time teacher of special design course at Kyoto Technical University from 2002, Director of Japan Society for the Science of Design from 2004, Vice chairman of the board of directors in Human Centered Design –Net from 2005, a member of guideline for e Government in Government IT center from 2008.

He received 19 iF Product design awards in Germany, including 'Top 10' awards , 'Best of category' awards and 'Top 3' iF Interaction design award. He also received 5 IDEA Design Awards including a gold award from the NewsWeek Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in the US and 45 Good Design Awards including Best Design and Best of Category from MITI in Japan. His work was selected by The Museum of Modern Art and exhibited for their special exhibition of "WorkShpere" in NY, 2001. Now, he is a jury of Good Design Awards from 2008.He is the co-author of several books, such as “Designing for ease of use – User centered design “, “Product Design", “Experience Vision”. 

Specialties: User Experience Design, Industrial Design, Human Interface Design, Universal Design, User Centered Design, Brand Experience, Design Innovation.

千葉工業大学・教授、Smile Experience Design Studio・代表
おもな略歴は1979年京都工芸繊維大学工芸学部卒業,1979年クリナップ工業入社,1983年日本IBM(株)入社,1999年米国IBM社 Academy of Technologyのメンバー,2002年神戸芸術工科大学博士(芸術工学)号授与, 2003年日本IBM(株)ユーザーエクスペリエンス・デザインセンター担当マネージャー(技術理事),2004年日本デザイン学会理事, 2005年玉川大学非常勤講師, 2006年東京大学新領域創成科学研究科博士課程単位取得満期退学,2007年日本IBM顧問, 2007年より現職。日本デザイン振興会・グッドデザイン賞選定委員、内閣IT本部・電子政府ガイドラインライン検討委員会委員、経産省デザイン思考活用推進委員会座長など歴任。現在、京都工芸繊維大学大学院非常勤講師、人間中心設計機構・副理事長、日本デザイン学会・評議員,日本人間工学会アーゴデザイン部会幹事

専門は製品やシステムに関するユーザーエクスペリエンス・デザイン、工業デザイン,ユニバーサルデザイン,ユーザーセンタードデザイン,情報デザイン,デザインマネージメント等に関連する実践および研究。デザインに関しては日本IBM在職中にRichard Sapper氏に師事。

おもな著書は「使いやすさのためのデザイン」(共著),「ユニバーサルデザイン実践ガイドライン」(共著)、「デザインセクションに見る創造的マネージメントの要諦」(共著)、「プロダクトデザイン」(共著)、「情報デザインの教室」(共著)、「Experience Vision ビジョン提案型デザイン手法」(共著)。作品はiFデザイン賞,IDEAデザイン賞(米国),IDマガジン・デザイン賞(米国)など世界の著名なデザイン賞を70件以上受賞。2001年にニューヨーク近代美術館WorkSphere展にて作品が選定。特許・意匠登録を合計50点以上世界各地で登録済

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