Emotar: Communicating feelings through video sharing

Tiffany C.K. Kwok, Michael Xuelin Huang, Wai Cheong Tam, Grace Ngai

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2015 ACM. Affect exchange is essential for healthy physical and social development [7], and friends and family communicate their emotions to each other instinctively. In particular, watching movies has always been a popular mode of socialization and video sharing is increasingly viewed as an effective way to facilitate communication of feelings and affects, even when the parties are not in the same location. We present an asynchronous video-sharing platform that uses Emotars to facilitate affect sharing in order to create and enhance the sense of togetherness through the experience of asynchronous movie watching. We investigate its potential impact and benefits, including a better viewing experience, supporting relationships, and strengthening engagement, connectedness and emotion awareness among individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIUI 2015 - Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333061
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event20th ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2015 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 29 Mar 20151 Apr 2015


Conference20th ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Emotional communication
  • Social connectedness
  • Social television
  • Video sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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