• Mikkel Lundbæk Jensen
4. semester, Medialogi, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
This thesis investigates the relation between facial expressions and user experience with virtual agents.
One video were created from a choice of emotion, based on the six basic emotions, and another video with the purpose of exaggerate it, for a more Disney like expression. The chosen emotion was happiness, and was based on the features around the lower face region.

To evaluate how facial expression in virtual agents affect the user experience, a test to compare the two version were conducted, and get the test participants reactions to the sequences. A total of 31 people participated in the test.

The results showed that the majority were able to recognize the happy emotion portrayed in the character, but there was a tendency that they did not find the emotion on the character effective or convincing. There was a hint of the facial expression and body language of a virtual character, can have an influence on the user experience.
Udgivelsesdato24 maj 2012
Antal sider53
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