Interacting with a gaze-aware virtual character

Nikolaus Bee, Johannes Wagner, Elisabeth André, Fred Charles, David Pizzi, Marc O. Cavazza

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Abstract

In this paper, the authors present the user’s attentive state interpreted through eye gaze while interacting with a virtual character. The underlying narrative in which the approach was tested is based on a classical XIXth century psychological novel: Madame Bovary, by Flaubert. The authors connected a remote eye tracker with a dynamic 3D world. An empirical study revealed individual user experiences and behavioral patterns. In particular, they identified two different groups of users: one that was showing natural eye gaze behaviors with rhythmic eye gaze shifts between the characters’ eyes, face and the scene and another one permanently staring at the character. Interestingly, the group with more natural behaviors towards the character also rated the experience with the system more positively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International workshop on eye gaze in intelligent human machine interaction
PublisherACM
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Workshop on Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 7 Feb 201010 Feb 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on Eye Gaze in Intelligent Human Machine Interaction
Abbreviated titleACM IUI
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period7/02/1010/02/10

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Bee, N., Wagner, J., André, E., Charles, F., Pizzi, D., & Cavazza, M. O. (2010). Interacting with a gaze-aware virtual character. In Proceedings of the International workshop on eye gaze in intelligent human machine interaction ACM.