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Otomo Kuniko

Faculty of Art and Design
Official title
Associate Professor
Research keywords
Science of Art and design, Pattern desing, Textile design, Zuan, Kansei science
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 Scientists4,160,000Yen
Japanese Botanical Art Research - Comparison of Drawing Features between Botanical arts in the Edo Period and Tomitaro MAKINO's2021 -- 2022Kuniko OTOMODNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion/Cultural Promotion Graphic Culture Research Grant400,000Yen
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
着物地コレクション資料のデジタルアーカイブ資料解説作成 (NY,USA)2014 -- 2014Kuniko OTOMOUniversity of Tsukuba/International research project fund300,000Yen
アアルト大学にてテキスタイルデザインの感性価値に関する調査研究(Helsinki, Finland)2011 -- 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)東京医科歯科大学大学院 医歯学総合研究科 非常勤講師
2016 -- 2020Tokyo University of Technology School of Design Assistant professor
2015 -- 2018女子美術大学デザイン工芸学科 非常勤講師
2015 -- 2016Headquarters for internaional Industry- University collaboraion University of Tsukuba researcher
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 -- 2015-03筑波大学大学院 人間総合科学研究科 感性認知脳科学専攻 (博士後期課程)Completed
2008-04 -- 2011-03University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences 人間総合科学研究科 感性認知脳科学専攻 (博士前期課程)Completed
2006-04 -- 2008-03graduate school of Tama Art University 美術研究科 デザイン専攻テキスタイルデザイン研究領域Completed
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
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
  • 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
2020 -- (current)平面構成演習芸術専門学群
2020 -- (current)平面構成総合演習芸術専門学群
2020 -- (current)実験造形演習芸術専門学群
2020 -- (current)卒業研究B(構成領域)芸術専門学群
2020 -- (current)卒業研究A(構成領域)芸術専門学群
2020 -- (current)構成領域研究Ⅰ博士前期課程
2020 -- (current)構成領域研究Ⅱ博士前期課程
2020 -- (current)構成領域特別演習博士前期課程
2020 -- (current)構成領域特別研究博士前期課程
2020 -- (current)構成デザイン論 特講デザイン学位プログラム博士前期課程
  • The circumstance of Japanese Textile Industry From The Perspective of KANSEI Design
    Otomo Kuniko
    University of Art and Design Helsinki/2010
Professional activities
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推進室委員
2020 -- (current)芸術系国際戦略委員会WG
2020 -- (current)デザイン学学位プログラム カリキュラム委員
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: 2021-04-12)