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The Royal Corgi: Exploring Social Gaze Interaction for Immersive Gameplay


Bulling,  Andreas
Computer Vision and Multimodal Computing, MPI for Informatics, Max Planck Society;

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Vidal, M., Bismuth, R., Bulling, A., & Gellersen, H. (2015). The Royal Corgi: Exploring Social Gaze Interaction for Immersive Gameplay. In CHI 2015 (pp. 115-124). New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/2702123.2702163.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0024-934E-F
The eyes are a rich channel for non-verbal communication in our daily interactions. We propose social gaze interaction as a game mechanic to enhance user interactions with virtual characters. We develop a game from the ground-up in which characters are esigned to be reactive to the player’s gaze in social ways, such as etting annoyed when the player seems distracted or changing their dialogue depending on the player’s apparent focus of ttention. Results from a qualitative user study provide insights bout how social gaze interaction is intuitive for users, elicits deep feelings of immersion, and highlight the players’ self-consciousness of their own eye movements through their strong reactions to the characters