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Romina Poguntke, Cagri Tasci, Olli Korhonen, Florian Alt, and Stefan Schneegass. 2018. AVotar: exploring personalized avatars for mobile interaction with public displays. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct (MobileHCI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3236112.3236113

AVotar : exploring personalized avatars for mobile interaction with public displays

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Author: Poguntke, Romina1; Tasci, Cagri; Korhonen, Olli2;
Organizations: 1VIS, University of Stuttgart, Germany
2University of Oulu, Finland
3Bundeswehr University, Munich, Germany
4HCI group, paluno, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Format: abstract
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.7 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018092836901
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-09-28
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Abstract

Engaging users with public displays has been a major challenge in public display research. Interactive displays often suffer from being ignored by potential users. Research showed that user representations are a valid way to partially address this challenge, e.g., by attracting attention, conveying interactivity, and serving as entry points to gestures and touch interaction. We believe that user representations, particularly personalized avatars, could further increase the attractiveness of public displays, if carefully designed. In this work, we provide first insights on how such avatars can be designed and which properties are important for users. In particular, we present AVotar, a voting application for mobiles that lets users design avatars being utilized to represent them. In an user study we found that users appreciate high degrees of freedom in customization and focus on expressive facial features. Finally, we discuss the findings yielding useful implications for designers of future public display applications employing avatars.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-5941-2
Pages: 1 - 8
DOI: 10.1145/3236112.3236113
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3236112.3236113
Host publication: MobileHCI '18 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunc, Barcelona, Spain — September 03 - 06, 2018
Conference: International conference on human-computer interaction
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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