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“Incendiary reflection” influences one’s emotional state by reflecting one’s facial expression as a slightly different one. This work aims to induce emotions by letting people recognize pseudo-generated facial expressions as changes to their own facial expressions. Although you are not changing your facial expression, your face in the mirror looks happy or sad. What someone sees in the mirror is her/himself. However, if one could see his/her face smiling in the mirror, then one unconsciously recognizes the changing in the mirror as one’s actual body changing, one might also become happier.
We developed an image-processing method for changing one’s facial expression in real-time and generated two facial expressions, a smiley face and a sad face, which represent the positive-negative affect dimension.
Furthermore, we conducted a user study to evaluate whether the pseudo changes of facial expressions affect emotional states. The results of the user study showed that pseudo changes of the facial expressions could change emotional states, not only positive affect and negative affect but also preference decision.
We have had various opportunities to exhibit at art and design exhibitions and technical conferences in Japan and abroad (Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, etc.).
(Ja) Shigeo Yoshida, Takuji Narumi, Sho Sakurai, Tomohiro Tanikawa, and Michitaka Hirose. 2015. Manipulation of Emotional Experience by Real-time Deformed Facial Feedback. The Transactions of Human Interface Society, Vol.17 No.1 pp.15-25. https://doi.org/10.11184/his.17.1_15
Shigeo Yoshida, Sho Sakurai, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, and Michitaka Hirose. 2013. Incendiary reflection: evoking emotion through deformed facial feedback. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Talks (SIGGRAPH ’13). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 35, 1. https://doi.org/10.1145/2504459.2504503
Shigeo Yoshida, Sho Sakurai, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, and Michitaka Hirose. 2013. Incendiary reflection: evoking emotion through deformed facial feedback. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Emerging Technologies (SIGGRAPH ’13). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 8, 1. https://doi.org/10.1145/2503368.2503376
Shigeo Yoshida, Tomohiro Tanikawa, Sho Sakurai, Michitaka Hirose, and Takuji Narumi. 2013. Manipulation of an emotional experience by real-time deformed facial feedback. In Proceedings of the 4th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’13). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 35–42. https://doi.org/10.1145/2459236.2459243
Awards and Honors #
Good Design Award, Oct. 2013.