Measurements and Evaluations of Kawaii Products by Eye Tracking

Tipporn Laohakangvalvit, Ikumi Iida, Saromporn Charoenpit, Michiko Ohkura

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Affective values are critical factors for manufacturing in Japan. Kawaii, which is a positive adjective that denotes such positive meanings as cute or lovable, becomes even more important as an affective value (Chap. 1). Some research has evaluated kawaii feelings by various biological signals. However, since no detailed eye tracking has been conducted yet, we employed it to identify the relationship between kawaii feelings and eye movements. We previously performed an experiment on preferences in which participants chose their favorite kawaii illustrations from six choices. However, we could not perform detailed analysis due to the complexity of the eye movements and the calibration-free data. Therefore, we improved our experiment method by randomly showing only two illustrations at a time from the six choices. From our analyzed results, we clarified the relationship between kawaii feelings and eye movements and identified two new indexes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series on Cultural Computing
PublisherSpringer
Pages125-140
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Series on Cultural Computing
ISSN (Print)2195-9056
ISSN (Electronic)2195-9064

Keywords

  • Affective value
  • Eye tracking
  • Kawaii feeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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