Masaki Suwa

Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Graduate School of Media and Governance
DegreesDr. of Engineering
Areas of Expertisecognitive science, artificial intelligence, communication design, design science
Selected Publications<Books>
(1) Tversky, B. and Suwa, M. (2009). Thinking with sketches. In A. B. Markman and K. L. Wood (Editors), Tools for innovation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(2) Suwa, M.(2009)Embodied Meta-Cognition: A Cognitive Methodology for Acquiring Embodied Expertise, in K. Furukawa (ed.) An Introduction to Skill Science―An Approach to Elucidation of Embodied Expertiseー, pp.157-185, Ohm Publishing Co. (in Japanese)
(3) Tversky, B., Suwa, M., Agrawala, M., Heiser, J., Stolte, C., Hanrahan, P., Phan, D., Klingner, J., Daniel, M.-P., Lee, P. and Haymaker, J. (2004). Sketches for design and design of sketches. In Ugo Lindemann (ed.),Human Behavior in Design: Individuals, Teams, Tools. pp. 79-86. Berlin: Springer.
(4) Suwa, M. and Tversky, B. (2001). How do designers shift their focus of attention in their own sketches?” in M. Anderson, B. Meyer and P. Olivier (eds.) Diagrammatic Representation and Reasoning, pp.241-254, Springer, London.

<Major papers in the past decade>
Hideyuki Nakashima, Haruyuki Fujii and Masaki Suwa (2016). FNS Model of Service as Value Co-creation in Design Processes, Journal of Serviceology, Vol.1, No.1, pp.6-14.

Suwa, M,and Akaishi, T.(2010).Art of Designing Own Body to Explore Embodied Skills.Cognitive Studies, Vol.17, No.3, pp.417-429. (in Japanese)

Suwa, M. (2010). Meta-cognition as a Tool for Finding, Framing, Externalizing and Storytelling, Proc. of First International Conference on Design Creativity (CD-ROM), Nov. 2010, Kobe, Japan.

Takeshige Nishiyama, and Masaki Suwa. (2010). Visualization of Posture Changes for Encouraging Meta-cognitive Exploration of Sports Skill. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, Vol.9 (Edition2), to appear.

Suwa, M. (2009).Symbol Emergence as an Embodied Acts,Japanese Transactions for the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Vol.48. No.1, pp.76-82. (in Japanese)

Suwa,M. and Fujii, H. (2010). Space-Sound Intermedia System As a Tool for Enriching Experience of Space. Poster Abstracts. of fourth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Stuttgart, Gernmany, July 2010.

Masaki Suwa. (2008). A Cognitive Model of Acquiring Embodied Expertise Through Meta-cognitive Verbalization. Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 23(3), 141-150.

Suwa, M. ed. (2008). Special Issue of the Study on Innovation Process, Journal for Information Processing Society of Japan, vol. 49, No.4.

Nakashima, H., Suwa, M and Fujii, H.(2008).Innovation Viewed from the Methodology for Constructive Informatics, Journal for Information Processing Society of Japan, 49(4),1508-1514. (in Japanese)

Shoji, H. and Suwa, M.(2008).A Methodology for Value Creation in Personal Life: A Case Study of Meta-cognitive Practice, Journal for Information Processing Society of Japan, 49(4),1602-1613.

Suwa, M. (2005). Metacognitive verbalization as a tool for acquiring embodied expertise. Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, Vol.20, No.5, pp.525-532. (in Japanese)

Suwa, M. (2003). Constructive perception: Coordinating perception and conception toward acts of problem-finding in a creative experience. Japanese Psychological Research, 45(4), 221-234.

Suwa, M. and Tversky, B. (2003). Constructive perception: A meta-cognitive skill for driving divergent processes in creation, Proc. of 4th international conference on cognitive science, ICCS/ACCS-03, The University of New South Wales, pp.658-659.

Suwa, M. and Tversky, B. (2002). Constructive perception: An expertise to use diagrams for dynamic interactivity, Proc. of 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Virginia, USA, p.55 (publication-based talk).

Suwa, M., Tversky, B., Gero, J., and Purcell, T. (2001). Seeing into Sketches: regrouping parts encourages new interpretations, In J. S. Gero, B. Tversky, and T. Purcell (eds.), Visual and Spatial Reasoning in Design II, Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 207-220.

M. Suwa, J. Gero, and T. Purcell. (2000). Unexpected Discoveries and S-invention of Design Requirements: Important Vehicles for a Design Process, Design Studies, Vol.21, No.6, pp.539-567.
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NoteOn sabbatical leave during the spring semester 2020 academic year