Cross Cultural Study of Animated Characters

C. Bartneck, T. Takahashi, Y. Katagiri

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    Avatars play an important role in international online communities. While certain simple expressions, such as facial emotional expressions are cultural independent, more complex expressions might not be. Therefore we conducted a cross-cultural study to investigate the influence of the users’ cultural background (Japanese or Dutch) on their perception of avatar’s expressions in terms of perceived arousal and valence. A significant gender difference was found for valence. Women and in particular Japanese women rated the expressions more positive.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Social Intelligence Design 2004, Twente
    Place of PublicationTwente
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Eventconference; Social Intelligence Design -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …


    Conferenceconference; Social Intelligence Design
    Period1/01/04 → …
    OtherSocial Intelligence Design


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