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“Smart Face” is a video chat system for enhancing creativity by changing the facial appearance of people during video conferences. Psychological studies have revealed that the facial appearance of people can affect creativity, i.e., “emotion can affect creativity” and “the appearance of others can affect the emotions.” Then, we hypothesized that modifying the facial expression of people can enhance our creativity during cooperative work. We developed a method to change facial expressions in real-time during video conferences. We conducted a user study on whether changing the facial expression of others influences one’s creative ability. Participants were asked to brainstorm using a video chat that can change facial expressions to measure creativity. As a result, we found that more ideas emerged from the brainstorming session when both participants’ facial expressions were changed into smiling.
(Ja) Sho Sakurai, Naoto Nakazato, Shigeo Yoshida, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, and Michitaka Hirose. 2015. Increasing Creativity During Teleconferences with Facial Appearance Change. Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Vol.20 No.4. https://doi.org/10.18974/tvrsj.20.4_323
Naoto Nakazato, Shigeo Yoshida, Sho Sakurai, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, and Michitaka Hirose. 2014. Smart Face: enhancing creativity during video conferences using real-time facial deformation. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW ’14). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 75–83. https://doi.org/10.1145/2531602.2531637