Towards the Evaluation of Kinesthetic Empathy in Virtual Reality

Roosa Piitulainen*, Elisa Mekler

*Corresponding author for this work

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As part of a new H2020 FET Proactive project, we are looking to evaluate social dance experiences in virtual reality (VR). However, few existing measures appear directly applicable. In this position paper, we propose kinesthetic empathy (KE) as a framework with which to approach the social aspect of MR interactions. We review some evaluation methods that are currently used, and which may be employed to operationalize KE. We conclude with open questions and challenges that warrant further discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventWorkshop "Evaluating User Experiences in Mixed Reality" - Virtual, Online
Duration: 7 May 20217 May 2021


WorkshopWorkshop "Evaluating User Experiences in Mixed Reality"
CityVirtual, Online
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    Hämäläinen, P.


    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding

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