Catherine Pelachaud nous communique cet appel à participation à un test en ligne , organisé conjointement par deux laboratoires:
We are conducting a web experiment called "the universal character experiment 2007". The purpose of this experiment is to study whether character representations and facial expressions are interpreted equally across different cultures. This research is jointly conducted by Prof. Dr. Tomoko Koda at the Human Interface Lab, Faculty of Information Science and Technology at Osaka Institute of Technology, and Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Andre and Dr. Matthias Rehm at the Multimedia Concepts and Applications, Faculty of Applied Computer Science at University of Augsburg. Here is a brief procedure of the experiment. 1.Click or copy and paste the URL below on your browser and access the experiment web site. http://www.is.oit.ac.jp/~koda/server/~koda/character/ 2.Follow the instruction below (you will see the same instruction on the top page of the experiment.
1. The web experiment is presented as a matching puzzle game. You are requested to match 12 facial expressions to 12 adjectives. 1-1. You will see 12 facial expressions displayed in a 4x3 matrix and 12 adjectives on buttons. 1-2. Match each facial expression to an appropriate adjective by dragging/dropping a yellow slip. 1-3. You can keep changing the location of slips until you are confident of your answers. 1-4. Check your confidence level of each expression-adjective pair by selecting a radio button located in the right side of each image. 2. There will be 10 different characters (with 12 facial expressions). 3. A web questionnaire follows each time you complete sending your answers to the puzzle game. 4. Please continue the experiment until you finish evaluating the 10 characters and you see a "Thank you." message. Please don't click the reload button on your browser during the experiment (when the flash content is displayed), otherwise, you will need to start the experiment from the beginning. REQUIRED TIME AND DEADLINE The whole experiment takes about 20 - 30 minutes. - The website is open till the end of October, and we really appreciate it if you invite your friends to the experiment. NOTES . You need Adobe Flash Player to participate in the experiment. - You may see a message from a pop-up blocker. Please accept to download ActiveX control. This web experiment site is safe. - Please don't click the reload button on your browser during the experiment (when the flash content is displayed), otherwise, you will need to start the experiment from the beginning. - If your display's resolution is not high enough (600x800 or higher recommended), you may not be able to see the whole puzzle game. - Your answers for a puzzle game and questionnaires are stored in a secured disk, and will be used only in the conduct of this research project or related projects. Thank you very much for taking your precious time for this experiment.