The EmojiGrid as an Immersive Self-report Tool for the Affective Assessment of 360 VR Videos

Alexander Toet*, Fabienne Heijn, Anne-Marie Brouwer, Tina Mioch, Jan B.F. van Erp

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Abstract

Immersive 360° VR systems are increasingly used in entertainment, marketing and design and development processes. Many of these applications involve emotional experiences. Since momentary emotions significantly determine a user’s response and decisions, it is essential to understand the influence of media content and technological factors on the user’s emotional response. To measure the emotional responses to immersive VR experiences, efficient and validated instruments are required. Most tools currently used to measure the emotional response of users compromise the immersive experience since they are cognitively demanding, time consuming, and their application requires the user to leave the VR. We investigated the validity of an immersive, efficient and intuitive EmojiGrid graphical self-report tool for the assessment of emotions evoked by 360º VR videos. Using the EmojiGrid, 40 participants rated 62 360º VR videos from a validated public database. The resulting mean valence and arousal values agree with the corresponding values provided with the database (obtained with an alternative validated rating tool). We conclude that the EmojiGrid is a valid self-report tool for the assessment of VR-evoked emotions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Subtitle of host publication16th EuroVR International Conference, EuroVR 2019, Tallinn, Estonia, October 23–25, 2019, Proceedings
EditorsPatrick Bourdot, Victoria Interrante, Luciana Nedel, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Gabriel Zachmann
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages330-335
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-31908-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-31907-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event16th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2019 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 23 Oct 201925 Oct 2019
Conference number: 16
https://eurovr2019.eu/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume11883
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2019
Abbreviated titleEuroVR 2019
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period23/10/1925/10/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • 360º VR
  • Arousal
  • EmojiGrid
  • Emotions
  • Valence

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    Toet, A., Heijn, F., Brouwer, A-M., Mioch, T., & van Erp, J. B. F. (2019). The EmojiGrid as an Immersive Self-report Tool for the Affective Assessment of 360 VR Videos. In P. Bourdot, V. Interrante, L. Nedel, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, & G. Zachmann (Eds.), Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: 16th EuroVR International Conference, EuroVR 2019, Tallinn, Estonia, October 23–25, 2019, Proceedings (pp. 330-335). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 11883). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31908-3_24