Shmoodle: Communication through Collaborative Drawing with an Emotionally Controlled Color Palette

Ariel Sagie, Michal Rinott

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Abstract

Virtual communication has turned into a necessity in current culture. Although major technological breakthroughs were made in the past decade, virtual communication platforms do not prioritize the emotional connection between people. Shmoodle is an online platform in which two participants communicate orally while doodling with each other virtually on a shared canvas. Designed to favor emotional exchange over efficiency and clarity, Shmoodle integrates the users' facial expressions into the conversations via control over the brush color and responds to synchronous facial expressions via the canvas background color. Initial testing with three pairs of users revealed that drawing and exploring the effects of the platform together gave them a heightened sense of connection and a playful disposition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationC and C 2022 - Proceedings of the 14th Creativity and Cognition 2022
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages532-535
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450393270
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Jun 2022
Event14th ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, C and C 2022 - Venice, Italy
Duration: 20 Jun 202223 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference14th ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, C and C 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVenice
Period20/06/2223/06/22

Keywords

  • Computer mediated communication
  • Critical design
  • Emotion recognition
  • Interpersonal synchronization
  • Shared drawing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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