Yoshinari Takegawa

DepartmentFaculty of Systems Information Science
Specialized FieldsHuman Computer Interaction, Educational technology, Music and Computer, Entertainment Computing
Subjects in Charge
Academic BackgroundGraduate School of Information Science and Technology in Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
DegreePh.D. of Information Science
Personal HistoryYoshinari TAKEGAWA received the Ph.D. of Information Science in Graduate School of Information Science and Technology in Osaka University in 2007. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of the Department of Media Architecture, Future University Hakodate. He joined Organization of Advanced Science and Technology in Kobe University from 2007 to 2012. He jointed MIT Media Lab. as an Assisatant Visiting Professor in 2011.
Starting Time of EmploymentApril 1st 2012

Research Contents

I conduct research into supporting human learning using IT. This research does not aim to improve the learning rate of academic subjects such as mathematics, but rather to support the general learning of skills involved in activities such as piano-playing, calligraphy, English conversation and singing. I am working to create new kinds of support from which the user can ultimately become independent, in the same way as children learning to cycle remove their stabilisers once they are competent. Examples of this work include using projection mapping to display performace support information on a piano keyboard and using devices (such as the iPad) to create a calligraphy support system that promotes correct character balance. I am also conducting research into ‘creating a new mirror’: technologies that allow the user to check aspects of their skill which it had previously been difficult to self assess, such as the correct timing of spiking the ball in volleyball, or correct distribution of bodyweight in snowboarding. Finally, I am interested in new methods of recording observations and techniques for the practice of activites such as sports and music, and systems that provide a new learning experience that enables users to aquire skills in a fun and simple way.

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Attractive Factors of My Research

What really makes me glad that I’m doing the research I am, is the moment when, with the support of one of my proposed systems, a learner is finally able to accomplish something that they had previously thought to be difficult or impossible. Seeing the bright enthusiasm of someone eager to learn and practice more makes me glad to have developed the technology that enables them to do so. My research isn’t just about how one uses one’s intelligence (for example, effectivley acquiring knowledge), but also about how one uses one’s body (for example, aquiring skills to perform correct movement), and heart (for example, maintining motivation or obtaining a sense of accomplishment). It is vital to consider problems from these various aspects. I believe the attractiveness of my research lies in the fact that students can work in a way that combines the logical and analytical mind of a researcher, the sensitive heart of an artist, and the active body of a sportsman.

Achievements

ACM Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE 2012), Bronze Paper Award (Dec. 2012).
IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE 2014), IEEE GCCE 2014 Outstanding Student Paper Award (Oct. 2014).

Major Books and Papers

Ikeda, J., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``Evaluation on Performer Support Methods for Interactive Performances Using Projector,'' iiWAS/MoMM2009 Special issue in Journal of Mobile Multimedia (JMM), Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 207--226 (Sep. 2010).
Takegawa, Y., Fukushi, K., Machover, T., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``A Prototyping Support System for the Creation of Painted Musical Instruments,'' International Journal of Arts and Technology (in printing).
Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Nishio, S., ``TEMPEST: A Text Input System for Musical Performers,'' Proceeding of International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC2006), pp. 322--325 (Sept. 2006).
Murao, K., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Nishio, S., ``Design and Implementation of a Sensor Management Device for Wearable Computing,'' Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC2006) Student Colloquium, pp. 17--19 (Oct. 2006).
Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Nishio, S., ``Design and Implementation of a Real-Time Fingering Detection System for Piano Performances,'' Proceeding of International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2006), pp. 67--74 (Nov. 2006).
Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., Tsukamoto, M., and Nishio, S., ``Mobile Clavier: New Music Keyboard for Flexible Key Transpose,'' Proceeding of International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME2007), pp. 82--87 (June 2007).
Murao, K., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Nishio, S., ``CLAD: A Sensor Management Device for Wearable Computing,'' Proceeding of International Workshop on Smart Appliances and Wearable Computing (IWSAWC2007), CD-ROM (June 2007).
Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Nishio, S., ``A Text Input Interface using a Portable Clavier for Pianists,'' Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC2007), pp. 99--102, (Oct. 2007).
Murao, K., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Nishio, S., ``A Context-Aware System that Changes Sensor Combinations Considering Energy Consumption,'' Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing, pp. 197--212, (May 2008).
Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, T., ``UnitKeyboard: An Easily Configurable Compact Clavier,'' Proceeding of International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME2008), pp. 289--292, (June 2008).
Fujimoto, M., Fujita, N., Takegawa Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``Musical B-boying: a Wearable Musical Instrument by Dancing,'' Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC2008), pp. 155--160 (Sep. 2008).
Nakata, M., Kodama, K., Fujita, N., Takegawa, Y., Terada T., Tsukamoto, M., Hosomi, S., and Nishio, S., ``Design and lmplementation of a Ubiquitous Optical Device Controlled with a Projector,'' Proceeding of the 6th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2008), pp. 130--135 (Nov. 2008).
Fujimoto, M., Fujita, N., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto M., ``A Motion Recognition Method for a Wearable Dancing Musical Instrument,'' Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC2009), pp. 11--18 (Sep. 2009).
Tomibayashi, Y., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto M., ``Wearable DJ System: a New Motion-Controlled DJ System,'' Proceeding of ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE2009), pp.132--139 (Oct. 2009).
Ikeda, J., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto M., ``Evaluation on Performer Support Methods for Interactive Performances Using Projector,'' Proceeding of the 6th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2009), pp. 105--112 (Dec. 2009).
Maruyama, Y., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``UnitInstrument: Easy Configurable Musical Instruments,'' zProceeding of International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME2010), pp. 7--12 (June 2010).
Ota, S., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``A Method for Wearable Projector Selection that Considers the Viewability of Projected Images,''
Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2010), Vol. 8, No. 3, Article 17, pp. 1--6 (Nov. 2010).
Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``Design and Implementation of a Piano Practice Support System using a Real-Time Fingering Recognition Technique,'' Proceeding of International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2011), pp. 1--8 (Aug. 2011).
Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``A Piano Learning Support System considering Rhythm,'' Proceeding of International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2012), pp. 325--332 (Sept. 2012).
Ito, Y., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``A System for Memorizing Songs by Presenting Musical Structures Based on Phrase Similarity,'' Proceeding of International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2012), pp. 269--272 (Sept. 2012).
Takegawa, Y., Fukushi, K., Machover, T., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``Construction of a Prototyping Support System for Painted Musical Instruments,'' Proceeding of ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE2012), pp. 384--397 (Nov. 2012).
Kanke, H., Takegawa, Y., T., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``Airstic Drum: A Drumstick for Integration of Real and Virtual Drums,'' Proceeding of ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE2012), pp. 57--69 (Nov. 2012).
Tobise, H., Takegawa, Y., T., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``Construction of a System for Recognizing Touch of Strings for Guitar,'' Proceeding of International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME2013), pp. 261-266 (May 2013).
Takegawa, Y., Tayanagi, E., Tsubakimoto, M., and Hirata, K., ``Evaluation of a Piano Learning Support System Focusing on the Learning Process,'' Proceeding of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (EdMedia2013) , pp. 2306--2314 (June 2013).
Fukuya, Y., Takegawa, Y., and Yanagi, H., ``A Piano Learning Support System Considering Motivation,'' Proceeding of International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2013), pp. 62--68 (Aug. 2013).
Suzuki, D., Takegawa, Y., T., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., ``A Heart Rate Presentation System for Keeping Music Tempo in Live Performance,'' Proceeding of IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE2013), pp. 177--181 (Oct. 2013).
Yamaguchi, Y., Yanagi, H., and Takegawa, Y., ``Touch-Shake: Design and Implementation of a Physical Contact Support Device for Face-to-Face Communication,'' Proceeding of IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE2013), pp. 170--174 (Oct. 2013).
Nonami, J., and Takegawa, Y., ``Construction of a Support System for Learning Character Balance in Transcription for Beginners,'' Proceeding of IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE2014), pp. 26--30 (Oct. 2014).

Message to Students

My research into the development of physical skills makes use of technology from a wide range of fields, such as HCI(Human Computer Interaction), cognitive psychology, educational technology, skill science, machine learning, signal processing and robotics. Future University Hakodate is home to open-minded professor specialising in every kind of technology, as well as some whose research crosses multiple fields, and these professors will willingly share their technology and knowledge, setting you on the fast track to acquiring the necessary skills to progress your research. Furthermore, simply walking around campus you are sure to encounter stimulating research and developments that could provide a hint for your own work. Future University Hakodate boasts the ideal people and enviroment to enable you to conduct pioneering research. Let’s do research that will give the world something to talk about!