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Title: Avatar Design for Bullying Prevention in the Metaverse: Avatar Appearances and the Presumption of Bullying
Authors: Kawakita, Teru
Kanai, Hideaki
Keywords: Kansei (affective) engineering
Appearance of avatar
Impression evaluation
Human-computer interaction
Presumption of bullying
Issue Date: 2023-07
Publisher: AHFE Open Access
Magazine name: AHFE International
Volume: 101
Start page: 52
End page: 58
DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1002991
Abstract: Several studies have demonstrated that individuals can be bullied because of their physical characteristics. We examined whether avatars can be victims or perpetrators of bullying based on their appearances. Participants were presented with four strong and four weak-impression avatars and asked to answer questions regarding impression, attractiveness, and presumption of bullying. The results reveal that the impressions of avatars are related to the presumption of bullying (p <.001). Individuals may hold the physical stereotypes of certain avatars. A simple solution for preventing potential harm in the metaverse is to not manipulate avatars with weak impressions. In addition, designers should avoid creating avatars with weak impressions, and individuals should recognize and control their stereotypes to avoid prejudice or discrimination.
Rights: Copyright (c) 2023 Authors. Teru Kawakita and Hideaki Kanai. AHFE International, Vol. 101, 2023, 52–58. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Licence CC-BY [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]. Original publication is available on AHFE Open Access via https://doi.org/10.54941/ahfe1002991.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/18813
Material Type: publisher
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