Call for Participation


he mental model of others, which is used for understanding and predicting partners’ actions under certain situations, pla
an important role in human communication. In fact, we sometimes feel a gap in the conversation with a stranger, since we do not have such a mental model of others at first. This kind of phenomenon, namely the communication facilitation by the mental model of others, is expected to find in the interactions between humans and companion animals/artifacts as well as in human-human communication.
   This research project is aiming at establishing a new academic field which we call “Cognitive Interaction Design (CID)”. We strongly believe that the cognitive construction of “mental model of others” is a key to establish the design and implementation of artifacts that can adapt themselves to human users naturally and persistently. To this end, we focus especially on the common cognitiv
e process among human-human communication as well as the interactions between humans and animals/artificial agents. Then we implement the mental model of others at an algorithmic level and utilize it for the design of artifacts.


  • Kazuhiro Ueda (Tokyo University)
  • Michita Imai (Keio University)


 Date & TimeTuesday, 28 October, 2014
 VenueKasuga Campus, Tsukuba University [Map]
Media Union 3F Meeting room 1


 TimeTopics and Speakers
 13:00-13:20Overview of Cognitive Interaction Design (CID) Studies
Kazuhiro Ueda (Tokyo University)
 13:20-13:35CID in Human-Human (adult) Interaction (A01)
Yugo Takeuchi (Shizuoka University)

 13:35-13:50CID in Human-Human (child) Interaction (A02)
Takayuki Nagai (The University of Electro-Communications)
 13:50-14:05CID in Human-Animal Interaction (B01)
Kazuyuki Samejima (Tamagawa University)
 14:05-14:20CID in Human-Artifact (design) Interaction (C01)
Seiji Yamada (National Institute of Informatics)
 14:20-14:35CID in Human-Artifact (system) Interaction (C02)
Michita Imai (Keio University)

>> Chair: Kazunori Terada (Gifu University)