John H. Takamura

Asst Dir & Assoc Professor

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

John Takamura is the Assistant Director of Research and Associate Professor of Industrial Design in The Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. John develops corporate sponsored university research, industrial design, and branding programs within various consumer product and service industries. John also serves as Director of Design for GlobalResolve™, a social entrepreneurship program at the Fulton School of Engineering where he is responsible for ethnographic research and design for the BoP (Base of the Pyramid) market. He serves as Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Design (MSD) degree in The design School. He is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the ASU Global Institute for Sustainability.

Education/Academic qualification

MSD, Arizona State University

… → 2005

BA, University of California-Los Angeles

… → 1985

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Research Output 2006 2012

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article

Developing interactive and emergency response devices for people with disabilities and their canine assistants

Kussalanant, C., Takamura, J., Shin, D. & Burleson, W., Jan 1 2012, Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare. CRC Press, p. 721-732 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Human computer interaction

Concept naming: Exploratory methods in the development of product design and brand DNA

Takamura, J., 2010, Handbook of Research on Trends in Product Design and Development: Technological and Organizational Perspectives. IGI Global, p. 219-244 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Product design
Research methods
Data collection
5 Citations (Scopus)

Mapping Information Requirements for Police Patrol and Response to Informational Displays

Branaghan, R., Takamura, J., Palmer, M. T., Hildebrand, E. A. & Sevier, D. C., 2010, In : Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. 4, 2, p. 113-128 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Law enforcement
Cluster Analysis
Display devices

Handheld gaming devices for baby boomers

Zunjarwad, R. M. & Takamura, J., 2009, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. p. 383-386 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Go with the flo: A case study of transdisciplinary product development

Shin, D., Christensen, T., Takamura, J. & Bacalzo, D., 2006, DS 38: Proceedings of E and DPE 2006, the 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. p. 69-74 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Product development
research planning

Projects 2007 2017