Akimitsu Hirota

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Name
Akimitsu Hirota
Affiliation
Kindai University
Section
Faculty of Business AdministrationDepartment of Business and Marketing Strategy
Job title
Professor
Degree
(BLANK)(Kobe University), (BLANK)(Kobe University)

Profile

Akimitsu Hirota(Ph.D,Kobe Univ.) is a Professor in Kindai University(Osaka Japan). Studied design thinking as a visiting professor at Stanford University Department of Mechanical Engineering (CDR:Center of Design Reserch) (2013-2014).Main research topic are Design-Thinking(Needs findings, Prototyping and Development for education program) and Co-creation(Find and specific for co-user(for example “Lead user”, ”Extreme User”).Our team interesting point is knowledge creation by human creativity.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
1999
 - 
2008
Former Institution / Organization Osaka International University Faculty of Management and Information Science Department of Management and Information Science
 

Published Papers

 
Pivot chain to create the pairing in Needs solutions pairs" : G-Shock 1st model development by design thinking approach
Akimitsu Hirota
ISPIM Innovation Conference 2019   1-17   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Dialogue and projection by prototyping in product innovation
Akimitsu Hirota
JCSS2018_proceedings_   592-597   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Effect of “prototyping stage” for “Need-Solution Pairs” in design thinking
Akimitsu Hirota
ISPIM Innovation Conference (ISPIM). (Jun 2018)   1-16   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Developing a Cardio Simulator: More real and quicker
Hirota,Akimitsu,Masaaki Takemura,Manabu Mizuno
ISPIM Innovation Conference 2017   1-7   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Design prototyping in "fuzzy front end" of product development -Rapid prototyping at the stage of high uncertainty
Akimitsu Hirota/Masaaki Takemura/Manabu Mizuno
The ISPIM Innovation Forum, 2017   1-7   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Needs-Solutions Pairs and Dialogue triangle -Based on the case analysis of "Naruse pedal" development process in Japan 
Akimitsu Hirota
Japan Marketing Journal   36(4) 6-23   Mar 2017
The effect of “Design Thinking” for Insight
Akimitsu Hirota
JCSS2016_proceedings   185-188   Sep 2016   [Invited]
User Innovation and Product Standardization: Japanese Experience
Akimitsu Hirota, Manabu Mizuno, Masae Kanai, Masaaki Takemura
European International Business Conference   40 177-186   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
“Where the Lead Users are: The Distribution of User Innovation across the Industries in Japan”
Manabu Mizuno, Masae Takimoto, Akimitsu Hirota, and Masaaki Takemura
Proceedings of the 39th European International Business Conference, (Digital Edition, MS0190 PP.1-23)   39 1-23   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Hirota Akimitsu
Journal of economics and business administration   182(1) 17-33   Jul 2000
Pivot chain to create the pairing in Needs solutions pairs" : G-Shock 1st model development by design thinking approach
Akimitsu Hirota
ISPIM Innovation Conference 2019   1-17   Jun 2019   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Product development of“Heart simulator model” -The effect of “Decentralized order” and “Quick response” on the prototype business
Akimitsu Hirota
1-25   Sep 2015
"Top Down Strategy"and Product Development
The kokumin-keizai Zasshi   182(1)    2000

Books etc

 
“The Dialogue Triangle” Effect and Structure for Prototyping on “Need-Solution Pairs”: The Development of the “Naruse Pedal,” Which Prevents Mistakes When Stepping on a Vehicle Pedal
Akimitsu Hirota (Part:Contributor, Content Generation Through Narrative Communication and Simulation)
Information Science Reference   Feb 2018   ISBN:9781522547754
Problem-solving behavior in a situation where the problem is not defined creates problems. However, concrete examples of the phenomenon are not shown. In order to capture this phenomenon, the authors investigated the process of pedal development f...

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Discussion on Dialogue Structure in Design-Driven Development ―Creation of models for dialogue and pivot―
Akimitsu Hirota
JCSS2019   5 Sep 2019   
Design of ”Sharing issues” platform by small user innovations :“The restaurant of order mistakes” in Japan
Akimitsu Hirota
Open and User Innovation Conference  2019   8 Jul 2019   
Dialogue and projection by prototyping in product innovation
Akimitsu Hirota
The 35h Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society   30 Aug 2018   
Dynamics of "pairing" in “Need-Solution Pairs” - Dialogue and projection by prototyping in product innovation-
Akimitsu Hirota
The International Open and User (OUI) Innovation Conference   5 Aug 2018   
The prototype used in the implementation of the “Need-Solution Pairs” - The prototype use of single-user and multi-user to relate “Need-Solution Pairs”
Akimitsu Hirota
The International Open and User (OUI) Innovation Conference   10 Jul 2017   
Convergence and diffusion at “development focus”and relationship with prototyping [Invited]
Akimitsu Hirota
The 34th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society   15 Sep 2017   
New consumer product market creation by “design thinking” -Design of the emotional value ability by the “design thinking”-
Akimitsu Hirota
PDMA - Product Development and Management Association _ 2015 Annual Conference   Nov 2015   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2010 - 2012    Investigator(s): Akimitsu HIROTA
There are two reasons for the user to do innovation. First, the needs of the time preceding, in the second, two of incentives needs resolution exists (Hippel 1988) Lead user method is an effective method in promoting innovation.It is effective fro...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2008 - 2011    Investigator(s): Masaaki TAKEMURA
We have examined sample survey how SME could have changed their positions with their business acquaintances for past ten years. Position means the roles to their business acquaintances. We assume these roles as 7 grades, from main suppliers to sim...
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Product Architecture