The use of emotionally expressive avatars in Collaborative Virtual Environments

  title={The use of emotionally expressive avatars in Collaborative Virtual Environments},
  author={Marc Fabri},
We argue that the use of collaborative virtual environments (CVE) which incorporate emotionally expressive avatars has the potential to engender empathy amongst users of such environments, and that the use of this technology is potentially valuable for people with autism. Empirical work in both areas is discussed. Results suggest that the introduction of emotional expressiveness enriches the subjective experience of CVE inhabitants, in particular their enjoyment and how engaging they find… CONTINUE READING
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