thesis

(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!

Seminar Meeting 2012.04.26

Seminar Meeting 2012.04.26

1. Film’s presentation

– How are leadership styles developed?

– Individuals’ behaviors correspond both in real life and game match

– Authoritarian / Democratic / Laissez-faire

– Carry / Support / Ganker

– Hypothesis: Gaming experience shapes an individual’s leadership style in real life.

– Real life behavior influenced as individual’s role chosen in game.

– Methods: Survey and interview

Suggestions:

– Better explanation is required, considering the age level of the thesis examinees

– Since the topic is relatively unfamiliar to professors,

 

2. Maria’s presentation   – Telework for COOP

– If there is a disaster, what should be done afterwards?

– Real effectiveness = potential + procedural effectiveness

– Procedural: behavioral constraints, values of the target group, capabilities of the administrative system and target group

– Aim: to identify the organizational and individual characteristics that influence the procedural effectiveness of telework for COOP in Japanese public agencies

– Research questions: are managers and employees of J. public agencies open to the implementation of telework as a COOP strategy?

– X1, X2, X3: Demographic, Organizational culture, Technology

– Hypothesis: higher level of technological familiarity will tend to hold more positive views of ad hoc telework.

– Methodology: cross-sectional survey / case study

Suggestions:

– Employer / employee’s aspects should be separated

– Questionnaire surveys will be like asking to employees who are not doing telework

– Gap between their intensions and their actual behaviors, whether they are really willing to adopt telework

– The actual cases… whether ones can in fact stay effective working in your house

Seminar Meeting 2012.1.12

Seminar Meeting 2012.1.12

Overview

  • New Year’s Greetings from Professor Mitomo
  • Advice to thesis writers from 4th-semester students
  • Presentations: Hitomi and Thuy
  • Next up

New Year’s Greetings from Professor Mitomo

The professor welcomed students to the first seminar meeting of 2012, and wished everyone a productive new year. There were plenty of cookies to celebrate.

The fourth semester students all handed in their theses and now only have the oral presentation to go before they can finish. Well done everyone!

The professor described the process of the oral exam and reminded interviewees to especially focus on their contribution, and also bring an extra copy of their thesis in case some specific point needs to be discussed.

Advice to thesis writers from 4th-semester students

The fourth semester students had advice for the rest of the seminar class:

  • Start early and stay healthy, and you’ll finish just fine
  • Write down your structure, you’ll find out you have a lot less to write than you think
  • While writing, put in your references immediately, because you will not be able to remember them afterwards
  • Start your reading early

Presentations: Hitomi and Thuy

First semester students Hitomi and Thuy did their presentations today

Hitomi: Digital Divide in India

This presentation concerned the discrepancy between macro-level reporting on the digital divide in India, according to which the divide is narrowing, and micro-level observations, which show that the divide is getting wider.

In the discussion, the issues of digital divide definition, and the differences between a hypothesis and a research question were brought up.

Thuy: Leap-frogging as a way to combat the digital divide in Vietnam

The next presentation also concerned the digital divide, but from a different perspective. The main focus was on the advantages and disadvantages of using leap-frogging as a strategy for combating the digital divide.

The different definitions of digital divide were again brought up, and then the possible problems concerning the gathering of reliable data were discussed, as well as some potential solutions.

Next up

There might be a chance to visit the NTT DoCoMo showroom on February 2-3.

Next week, third semester students will make their final presentations for this semester.

Notes will be taken by Riyung.

Seminar Meeting 2011.11.10

Seminar Meeting 2011.11.10

it seems everyone has been busy, not much progress since the last presentation

this weeks presenters are : Maria Elaine, and Film

○Maria

“teleworks schemes can help reduce the time needed to return normal operation

after crisis”

basically she talks about crisis management.

she seems to have  some difficulties with

・what is the casual relationship of interest?

・theoretical experiment  -measurements

-cost vs time

-efficiency vs productivity

-category b/

please give her some advice if anything comes  up to your mind.

 

○Film

“multiple players online game & its effects on behavior change”

research Qs -how MPOG effect the personality of the players?

-possible links between virtual violence and real world.

proposed answer -MPOG can be  more self-centered.

i pretty much like this thesis. please stick to the plan!!

 

next weeks presenter: Elaine, and 2nd semester students

see you all in next week

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 2011.9.29

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!