Researcher's Profile

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  • Daisuke URIU
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March 2006 Bachelor of Policy Management, Keio University
March 2008 Master of Media and Governance, Keio University
March 2011 Ph.D Candidate in Media Design, Keio University
May 2011 Keio-NUS CUTE Center Research Associate in National University of Singapore
April 2012 Project Assistant Professor at Keio University Graduate School of Media Design
February 2014 Ph.D in Media Design, Keio University
April 2016 Assistant Professor , Department of Human Environment Design, Faculty of Human Life Design, Toyo University
October 2017 Research Associate, RCAST, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
August 2019 Assistant to Research Director, JST ERATO Inami Jizai Body Project
April 2020 Project Lecturer, RCAST, UTokyo

Research Interests

Digital possessions left by the deceased vividly remind us of their life memories. However, particular design solutions to properly handle and utilize them have not been provided enough. My expertise in designing for memorialization using interactive techniques is woven together through my proficiency in conducting ethnographic survey, creating a design concept, and implementing a prototype with aesthetics and technology. It also includes case studies of bereaved persons; how they encounter new artifacts for memorialization (my original research products and existing commercial ones), live with them, and hold memorial rituals. The knowledge on these research-through-design practices will provide an opportunity for researchers and designers to forecast future design directions for memorialization.

MASTABA: a household shrine showinng photos.
Fenestra: an artifact for domestic memorialization
SenseCenser: an interface utilizing insence smoke


  • March 2016 CHI2016 Honorable Mention (Uriu and Odom, “Designing for Domestic Memorialization and Remembrance: A Field Study of Fenestra in Japan”)
  • April 2020 CHI2020 Honorable Mention (Maekawa, Matsubara, Wakisaka, Uriu, Hiyama, Inami, “Dynamic Motor Skill Synthesis with Human-Machine Mutual Actuation”)


Memorial Informatics; Mourning, Memorialization, Commemoration; Interaction Design; Human Computer Interaction

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