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(2013.04.24) Features of webtoon and Relationship with readers

This is Ren. Sorry to upload my data late.

<<Summary of Presentation>>
1. Webtoon is a combination of [Web+Cartoon] and a distinctive digital comic of Korea.
2. To make out why Webtoon suceeds in Korea by analyzing the features of Webtoon and a relationship with readers.
3. I think that the key factors of Webtoon are Interactivity and User-interface. I will treat these factors mainly in my thesis.
4. I will set up the research questions like this,
Q1. ウェブトゥーンの双方向コミュニケーションは、どの様に行われているのか?
Cases of an interactive communication on Webtoon.
Q2. ウェブトゥーンの使用者環境は、どの様にデジタル環境に最適化されているのか?
Cases of an user interface of Webtoon optimized for digital media.
Q3. ウェブトゥーンの双方向性と読者の利用欲求は、どの様に関係しているのか?
A relationship with interactivity and readers.
Q4. ウェブトゥーンの使用者環境と読者の利用欲求は、どの様に関係しているのか?
A relationship with user interface and readers.
5. I will use a quantitive method to analyze my research questions.

Thank you for your attention!

Analysis on the Mobile Spectrum Assignment Policy in Korea (2012/10/18)

Hello, this is Lee Chung Sol. Sorry for late uploading.

In the slide (literature review 2), there is misleading word “incentive”. I think I made a mistake in translating Korean to English. I will revise it.

Thank you.

Seminar Meeting 2012.5.10

Seminar Meeting 2012.5.10

Today’s zemi, we have 2 presenters: Johnson Wang (1st sesmester) and Riyoung Chang (3rd sesmester).

 

1. Johnson Wang’s presentation:

Wang is interested in ICT application for caregivers of dementia elderly in Japan.

Research question: How ICT can help the caregivers and the related institution to care dementia elderly.

Research Methodology: His intention is to interview caregivers in Japan.

Comments and questions:

  • Make clear concept of “Caregivers”
  • Why focusing on dementia
  • Should care about the differences between private caregivers at home and at hospital

 

2. Riyoung Chang’s Presentation

Tittle: Regulations on subsidizing in Korean Telecommunication industry

Research Question: Why should (not) regulate marketing expenditure for new customer subsidy in telecommunication industry.

Research Methodology: His intention is to interview people from Korean telecommunication providers.

Comments:

  • Should prepare back up plan in the case of failing to make contact with company
  • Explaining how handset are sell in Korea
  • Choosing specific standpoint

 

Next zemi, third sesmester students will continue to present their research including Amy, Millya, and Wendji (sorry if I mistyped your name).

About the party, Hitomi-san will send an email with information about time, place, and how to get there. Please check your email.

Seminar Meeting 2012.4.19

Seminar Meeting 2012.4.19

Welcome to the second seminar class of spring 2012!

Ready?

Agenda

  1. Introductory message by Professor Mitomo
  2. Presentations by fourth semester Master’s students: Lee, Scheath
  3. Practical issues and Closing

1.  Introductory message by professor

Today’s agenda

Job opportunities for seminar students

2. Presentations (2)

I. Analysis of Mobile Spectrum Assignment Policy in Korea (Lee, Chung Sol)

Background to spectrum allocation via auction in Korea in August 2011
Literature review: Why auction the spectrum? Advantages.
Literature review specifically for the 2011 auction in Korea
Research question and hypothesis
Methodology and Structure
References
Comments / Questions:

  • In what aspects will the case comparison take place? This also ties in to some general vagueness issues.
  • Are the cases selected really comparable? It may be better to look for other cases that were held in the same time frame and bear more similarities to the Korean case.
  • Investigate the auction in more detail, and then extend the comparison to another country’s case, and possibly re-phrase the research question and hypothesis

II. Feasibility and Cost-Benefit of Implementing LIMS in a pathology laboratory (a case in Calmette Hospital, Cambodia), Ly Scheath

Background
Reasons for current study
Thesis objectives
Research Question
Research Methods and Procedures
Significance
LIMS available and Costs and Benefits
Questions / Comments:

  • Will the human cost be included in the CBA? (training etc.) Special attention should be paid to fixing the time frame of CB calculation.
  • How will system benefits be evaluated? (reliability, effectiveness, and efficiency)
  • It may be worthwhile try to find past case studies in related literature.
  • Do not focus purely on CBA, but on the form and level of the benefit itself. [List all possible benefits]

3. Practical issues and Closing

The seminar for the fourth semester students will be held after the regular Master’s seminar in the same room (#316)

In the next seminar meeting, Elaine, Maria, and Film will present their MA thesis plans/progress.

This week’s notes were kept by Maria. Note-keeper for  next week will be Riyung.

Lee will be responsible for setting up the equipment before the seminar class [computer, projector, and extension cord should be taken from the professor’s office and projection screen from the 7th floor]

About the web-page

Four new students have joined the seminar. It is requested that one of them at least offer to take over administrator responsibilities from Film, as he will be graduating this semester.

About the welcome party

Date of the welcome party: Thursday, May 17th, 7-9pm

Cost: ~3500¥/person. There are two potential places for the welcome party for new students, one close to Takadanobaba station and the other in Shinjuku. More information on the event will be sent to the mailing list.

Seminar Meeting 2011.10.27

Today we have three students to continue the presentation and illustrate their main interest on their thesis.

1. Riyoung Chang

The main interest was on the regulation, marketing , expenditure of telecom business.

Chang discussed the necessity to regulate telecom industries by showing the MNP(mobile number portability) usage in Korea  during 2006-2010 which was gradually arising. Chang considered that  customers go back and forth among the operators due to companies’ price competition. This has become a vicious cycle that should be concerned. Whether adopt regulation on telecom industries was what Chang will focus on.

Chang will search for further data for statistic analysis of MNP and market share in Korea, actual proofs on the price gap also make comparison with other countries as his future work.

2. Wenji Li

3G, new type of advertising based on customers acceptance.

Despite the application of mobile phone in China is increasing, consumer beavior is not yet sufficient. Li decided to focus on consumer behavior  by investigating why, how, when and where people access mobile advertisement. She will find proper approaches and give a clue to mobile advertisement.

In her future work, Li will do more literature review, design questionnaires, conduct interview, and do case study in Japan.

3. Milliya Tsai

Location based Service and Regional Tourism Development.

According to Milliya’s explaination, LBS identify people’s geographical position, and people can use it as navigation, request the nearst business or service (e.g. ATM or restaurants.) or find whereabouts of friends, emploees…etc.

Milliya will focus on whether the LBS will facilitate the touring development of an area, and whether LBS provides useful information and change consumers’ consuming behavior.

Milliya also discussed the difficulties that companies will have to conquer while developing LBS. For example, How to make users provide more information? How to provide right information at right time? How to make interface intuitively? On customers’ side, what is the most concerned will be the privacy problem.

In her future work, she will try to understand consumers satisfaction and consumers behavior by interviewing /taking survey on both Japanese and foreign students.

Seminar Meeting 2011.10.20

Seminar Meeting 2011.10.20

This week we have three presenters: Lee, Ren and Hitomi, sharing their ideas about what they interested in. The topics are listed as follow:

;) Lee Chung Sol
Analysis on Mobile Spectrum Assignment Policy in Korea
As spectrum auction in Korea has been conducted recently by KCC(Korea Communications Commission), Lee is trying to bring up the question: How can we measure the social welfare effect of spectrum auction?

;) Juyeon Ren Lee
Japan & Korea Mobile Contents Industries: Mobile Manga
Mobile Manga is a mobile content of comic books and comic magazines that are serviced by mobile handsets. Since Ren is high interest in mobile manga, she will do more research on development of mobile manga in Korea and Japan. Read free manga online please refer to:
Manga Stream at http://mangastream.com/.

;) Hitomi Onoder
Technology-oriented community development in India
As political strategy to grow up ICT industry in India, Hitomi is trying to ask, what extent ICT oriented development is giving positive impact for India’s community development? We are looking forward to her research.

Seminar Meeting 2011.9.29

Seminar Meeting 2011.9.29

In the first seminar class of the autumn semester for 2011 we welcomed three new students and set our plans for the semester to come.

  • Welcome new students!We have three new students join our seminar class this semester. Hitomi form Japan, Ren from Korea, and Thuy from Vietnam joined us on Thursday. Welcome ladies!
  • Introduction to the seminar classTo start off the class (our zemi), professor Mitomo explained the purpose of the seminar class. This semester we will be doing mostly student presentations.
  • PresentationsPresentations are usually about 10 minutes long. The slides should be in English, but the presentation can be either in English or Japanese. 3rd semester students will take over the first 2 weeks of presentations followed by the new students and the 2nd semester students. Presentation order:
    • 1st week (10.6): Maria, Film, Elaine
    • 2nd week (10.13): Socheat, Lee, and, if there is time, Thuy
    • 3rd week (10.20): Hitomi, Ren
    • 4th week (10.27): Millya, Wenjin, Riyung
  • Extra statistics classThere will most likely be an extra (non-credited) class on statistical analysis with a focus on thesis writing. This class is NOT mandatory. The details will be discussed with Nassar next week.
    • If you can, please leave the 5th period on Thursdays open.
  • Upcoming eventsOn a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon to be specified, those wishing to will be given the opportunity to visit the NTT showroom. The exact date of the study visit will be decided once our schedules have been solidified. Again, this event is not mandatory.
  • Welcome nomikaiThe date for the welcome party will be decided next week (Responsible: Tong)
  • The websiteThere was a brief introduction on the zemi’s website, http://digitalsociety.jpFilm explained the registration process and how to use the website, and will be in charge of giving access to the new students. (Responsible: Film)Next steps for the website:
    • We need to make a Japanese-language version
    • Everyone is asked to bring in suggestions for a new logo!
  • Omiyage time!Cake-eating is a tradition for our zemi.The debate on the best pineapple cake is as yet unresolved. Taiwanese students are asked to bring more cakes for comparative research.
  • ITS conference in BudapestThe professor brought up the International Telecommunications Society’s Regional Conference held in Budapest earlier in September, which Tong, Manit, and Maria attended.Students wishing to attend other conferences are encouraged to look up theITS Regional Conference in Perth, Australia (November 13-16)AEA Conference “Towards a Digital Society” in Luxembourg (December 1-2)ITS Regional Conference in New Delhi, India (February 23-24, 2012)and everyone should keep in mind the

    ITS Biennial Conference 2012 in Phuket, Thailand (November 18-21, 2012)

    For more information on the ITS conferences, please check: http://www.itsworld.org/content/?con0

    Financing for conference attendance in case of a paper presentation is given only to PhD students. However, privately-financed Master’s students can ask at CIE for other subsidies available to them.

  • Classes at GSAPSA clarification was made concerning the contents of the two courses given by Professor Mitomo this semester; while the courses are described as ‘introductory’ and ‘advanced’, this distinction is not so clear in practice and students are free to take whichever they want.
  • Sub-zemiA second session was held during the 5th period for 4th semester Master’s students to discuss their thesis proposals with the Professor.
  • Wrap upNotes for this seminar class were kept by Maria, and will be uploaded on the website (Responsible: Maria)Next zemi’s notes will be kept by Wendy (Responsible: Wendy)

Sorry if I got anyone’s name wrong, despite asking you to spell your name twice.

See you Thursday!