Augmenting media with thermal stimulation

Halvey, M., Henderson, M., Brewster, S.A. , Wilson, G. and Hughes, S. (2012) Augmenting media with thermal stimulation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7468, pp. 91-100. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-32796-4_10)

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Thermal interfaces are a new area of research in HCI, with one of their main benefits being the potential to influence emotion. To date, studies investigating thermal feedback for affective interaction have either provided concepts and prototypes, or looked at the affective element of thermal stimuli in isolation. This research is the first to look in-depth at how thermal stimuli can be used to influence the perception of different media. We conducted two studies which looked at the effect of thermal stimuli on subjective emotional responses to media. In the first we presented visual information designed to evoke emotional responses in conjunction with different thermal stimuli. In the second we used different methods to present thermal stimuli in conjunction with music. Our results highlight the possibility of using thermal stimuli to create more affective interactions in a variety of media interaction scenarios.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Paper presented at 7th International Conference, HAID 2012, Lund, Sweden, August 23-24, 2012.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen and Wilson, Dr Graham and Halvey, Dr Martin and Hughes, Mr Stephen
Authors: Halvey, M., Henderson, M., Brewster, S.A., Wilson, G., and Hughes, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
498671User interactions for breakthrough servicesStephen BrewsterEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/G063427/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE