Takeshi Nishida

Associate professor at Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University tnishida(at)people.kobe-u.ac.jp

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Research projects

Universal design for communication environments

Creating computer-supported communication environments where less social and communication skills are required.

User interface design

Making computers and other information devices easier and more comfortable to use.

Book in Japanese: 消極性デザイン宣言

Book in Japanese: 消極性デザイン宣言

This book raises the idea to design the environment so that everyone can live confidently and happily with their shyness and hesitation. 2016-

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Promoting Intercultural Awareness through Native-to-Foreign Speech Accent Conversion

Promoting Intercultural Awareness through Native-to-Foreign Speech Accent Conversion

A system to demostrate that foreign accents should be more welcome. 2013-

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Shy-proof Social Interaction Support Systems

Shy-proof Social Interaction Support Systems

Discuss through case studies why and how we should build systems to support introverts in social contexts. 2012-

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On-Air Forum A System for Facilitating Communication While Watching Real-time Content

On-Air Forum

Enabled coexistence of discussion and simple reactions by multiple input methods for each different engagement levels 2009-2011

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Bringing Round-Robin Signature to Computer-Mediated Communication

Bringing Round-Robin Signature to Computer-Mediated Communication

Designed a new communication protocol to share the benefits of anonymous and non-anonymous 2007-2010

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Lock-on-Chat Boosting Anchored Conversation Scattered among Multiple Topics

Lock-on-Chat

A chat system designed to support conversations anchored to specific locations of shared images (= lock-on) 2004-2005

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Drag-and-Guess Drag-and-Drop with Prediction

Drag-and-Guess

System guesses where you will drop the object, and you can accept or ignore it with a simple gesture. 2004-2007

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Seeing is Wheeling Reading Assistance with a Moving Hilight using a Mouse Wheel

Seeing is Wheeling

Follow text with a mouse wheel instead of your finger when reading long documents on PC 2003

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Selected list of publications

  1. Takeshi Nishida, "On-Air Forum: A Chat System Designed as an Event Backchannel", Demo at CHI 2015 Japanese Symposium, pp. (April, 2015).
  2. Takeshi Nishida, "Promoting Intercultural Awareness through Native-to-Foreign Speech Accent Conversion", Proc. CABS 2014, pp.83-86 (August, 2014).
  3. Takeshi Nishida, Takeo Igarashi, "Bringing Round-Robin Signature to Computer-Mediated Communication", Proc. ECSCW 2007, pp.219-230 (September, 2007).
  4. Takeshi Nishida, Takeo Igarashi, "Drag-and-Guess: Drag-and-Drop with Prediction", Proc. INTERACT 2007, pp.461-474 (September, 2007).

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