Express driver's emotion with emoticons in driving contexts

Haechan Kim, Kun Pyo Lee

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Drivers often feel various kinds of emotions in the context of driving. This research was conducted due to the difficulty of expressing the emotions in driving contexts. At first, throughout driver observation and survey it was found that existing interface in car is not enough to express drivers' emotion to other drivers. Also most representative emotions drivers want to express while driving were identified, which were made into emoticons. Interactive prototypes which display emoticons were installed in the front and back of vehicles so that drivers can express their emotions while driving. Experiments were conducted to verify whether drivers' stress was reduced when the prototype was installed in the vehicle, thereby enabling them to share their feelings with other drivers. The results showed that stress was indeed reduced in drivers compared to their original state. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCrossings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331463
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Driving contexts
  • Expressing emotion device
  • Reducing stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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