Publication
Title
Empowering design solutions for orbital epitheses, avoiding the uncanny valley
Author
Abstract
Current humanlike orbital epitheses are unnoticeable from afar. When bystanders come closer and discover the epithesis, they often react distressed. This can be explained by the uncanny valley effect. Human-like epitheses fall in the depths of the uncanny valley and potentially evoke negative responses from bystanders. Instead of hiding the epithesis, this study suggests a shift towards empowering designer epitheses located on the left side of the uncanny valley. A literature study was conducted to determine the state-of-the-art on facial epitheses and stigma-free design. In addition, interviews were organized with six anaplastologists and five orbital epithesis wearers. Design workshops with stakeholders allowed to derive three promising design directions for orbital design epitheses. Additionally, lead users identified three specific use cases: professional, personal/casual, and social/festive use. These explorations resulted in a better understanding of future challenges and values.
Language
English
Source (book)
Advances in Usability, User Experience and Assistive Technology : proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conferences on Usability & User Experience and Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Held on July 2125, 2018, in Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA / Ahram, Tareq Z. [edit.]
Source (series)
Advances in intelligent systems and computing ; 794
Publication
Cham : Springer international publishing ag , 2019
ISBN
978-3-319-94946-8
978-3-319-94947-5
Volume/pages
794 (2019) , p. 951-959
ISI
000559121900094
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 28.08.2018
Last edited 24.09.2021
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