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Otomo Kuniko

Faculty of Art and Design
Official title
Associate Professor
Research keywords
Art and Design, Pattern, graphic, Textile, decorative design, Kansei, evaluation, fashion, creativity, design education
Research projects
Graphic Design for Endangered Species Plants Derived from a Botanist's Graphical Expression Analysis2021 -- 2024Kuniko OTOMOGrants-in-Aid for Scientific Research/Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
Japanese Botanical Art Research - Comparison of Drawing Features between Botanical arts in the Edo Period and Tomitaro MAKINO's2021 -- 2023Kuniko OTOMODNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion/Cultural Promotion Graphic Culture Research Grant800,000Yen
Design contributing to environmental conservation activities in Ibaraki Prefecture2021 -- 2022Kuniko OTOMO公益信託「エコーいばらき」環境保全基金/150,000Yen
Graphical design development of Endangered Plants based on Dr.Tomitaro Makino's botanical painting research2020 -- 2021Kuniko OTOMOUniversty of Tsukuba/University of Tsukuba, Research project in Faculty of Art and Design300,000Yen
Ministry of Education's Res. Grant Program (NY,USA)2012 -- 2013Kuniko OTOMOMinistry of Education's Res. Grant Program/1,100,000Yen
Digital archiving project for Collections of KIMONO fabrics(NY,USA)2014 -- 2014Kuniko OTOMOUniversity of Tsukuba/International research project fund300,000Yen
Practical and historical Research for Printed Textile designs at Aalt university2011 -- 2011Kuniko OTOMOScandinavia nippon sasakawa fund/Research grant300,000Yen
Hitorical survey and practical design research of printed textiles in Finland2009 -- 2010Kuniko OTOMOFinnish government scholarship / CIMO/800,000Yen
Career history
2020 -- (current)University of Tsukuba School of Art and Design Associate Professor
2018 -- (current)TOKYO medical and dental university, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences part time lecturer
2016 -- 2020Tokyo University of Technology School of Design Assistant professor
2015 -- 2018Joshibi University of Art and Design part time lecturer
2015 -- 2016Headquarters for internaional Industry, University of Tsukuba Researcher / facilitator
2009 -- 2010Aalt University (former University of Art and Design Helsinki) Department of Textile Design and Art Researcher
2007 -- (current)freelance textile designer
Academic background
2011-04 -- 2015-03University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences Doctral courseCompleted
2008-04 -- 2011-03University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences master's courseCompleted
2006-04 -- 2008-03Graduate school of Tama Art University Department of textile design master's courseCompleted
2004-07 -- 2004-08University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins creative portfolio textile design I,ⅡCompleted
2002-04 -- 2006-03university of tsukuba department of Art and DesignGraduated
2015Ph.D (Kansei science)University of Tsukuba
2011Master of Kansei scienceUniversity of Tsukuba
2008Master of DesignTama art University
2006芸術学University of Tsukuba
Licenses and qualifications
2013-03curator's certificate
2006-03教員免許 高等学校教諭一種 工芸
2006-03教員免許 高等学校教諭一種 美術
Academic societies
2009 -- (current)Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
2019 -- (current)Design Research Association
Honors & Awards
2004KOKKA プリントテキスタイルコンテスト 藤本やすし賞
2006SPIRAL SICF展 BEAMS・B-gallery 佐藤尊彦賞
2006KOKKAプリントテキスタイルコンテスト 飛田正浩賞
2008Amuse Art Jam in Kyoto企業コンペ部門Style cafe賞
2009神戸ビエンナーレ グリーンアートコンペティション入賞
2011日本デザイン学会 グッドプレゼンテーション賞
Refereed academic journal/Refereed international conference paper
  • A Case study of Product Development of Silk Stole in Production Area of Fiber Industry
    大友 邦子
    Annual Design Review of Japanese Society for the Science of Design, 2021-03
  • Inherent issues in Japan’s integrated fiber production areas and the role of the designer in cross-sectoral collaborative production
    Otomo Kuniko
    Proceedings of International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference/p.1036, 2019
  • Design Method of Original Motifs and Decorative Patterns Using Geometric Baseline Derived from Japanese Crafts
    Otomo Kuniko
    ICGG2018 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 809/pp.2031-2040, 2018
  • Exploring Relations between Drawing Process and Pattern Design with regards to Evaluation of Impression
    大友 邦子; 山中 敏正
    Transactions of Japan Society of Kansei Engineering, 2015
  • The effect of hand drawn line distortion on impression evaluation of stripe pattern- comparative study of Japan and Finland-
    Otomo Kuniko; Yamanaka Toshimasa
    International Journal of Affective Engineering/12(2)/pp.355-360, 2013-06
  • Projects and Activities with Partner Universities in Europe
    Otomo Kuniko
    Design Discourse, Degree Program in Design, 2021-03
Conference, etc.
  • The Motif and Pattern Design as visual information (Design&Communication session )
    Otomo Kuniko
    Tsukuba Global Science Week 2020/2020-9-29--2020-9-29
  • Font Design and Graphic Design for the cover : Design Discourse, Degree program in Design
    大友 邦子
  • Graphic and DTP Design, and Editorials of photos for the Official Brochure
    Otomo Kuniko
2021-10 -- 2022-03Advanced Overseas Study 2University of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-06Research Project in Design C-IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02Advanced Seminar: InternshipUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08Advanced Seminar: InternshipUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08Field Research: Art and Design ScienceUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02Field Research: Art and Design ScienceUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-03Advanced Overseas Study 4University of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-09Advanced Overseas Study 1University of Tsukuba.
2021-04 -- 2021-08Advanced Research: Constructive ArtUniversity of Tsukuba.
2021-10 -- 2022-02Advanced Research: Constructive ArtUniversity of Tsukuba.
  • The circumstance of Japanese Textile Industry From The Perspective of KANSEI Design
    Otomo Kuniko
    University of Art and Design Helsinki/2010
Professional activities
2020 -- (current)神奈川県川崎市建設緑政局川崎市屋外広告物審議会 委員
2017 -- 2017Japan Society of Kansei Engineering第19回大会実行委員 企画折衝委員
2019 -- 2020Kansei Engineering and Emotion ResearchKEER2020 committee
University Management
2021 -- (current)地球規模課題学位プログラム教育会議委員
2021 -- (current)芸術専門学群カリキュラム委員
2021 -- (current)T-ACT(つくばアクションプロジェクト)推進室委員
2020 -- (current)ダイバーシティ・アクセシビリティ・キャリアセンター(DAC)担当教員
2020 -- (current)広報サポーター担当教員
2020 -- (current)デザイン学学位プログラム カリキュラム委員
2020 -- (current)学生委員 / 卒展修了展WG担当
2020 -- (current)芸術系国際戦略委員会WG
2020 -- 2021芸術専門学群入試委員
Other activities
2017 -- 2018平成29年度 中小企業庁助成地域力活用新事業,全国展開プロジェクト 桐生マフラー・ストールブランド化調査研究事業
2018 -- 2019平成30年度 中小企業庁助成地域力活用新事業,桐生マフラー・ストールブランド製品化事業

(Last updated: 2021-12-23)