Emotional Priming of Text Messages Using Colour and Tactile Expressions

  • Adrian David Cheok
  • Emma Yann ZhangEmail author
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


In this chapter, we explore the effects and benefits of two non-verbal stimuli, vibrotactile and colour lighting, in communicating emotions through text messages. Ring U, A ring-shaped wearable system developed to promote emotional communication between people using tactile and colour expressions, is used to implement in the study. Results show that non-verbal stimuli can prime the emotion of a verbal cue, and it can be driven into the direction of the emotional characteristic of the stimuli. Positive stimuli can prime the emotion to a more positive valence, and negative stimuli can invoke a more negative valence. Results also show that touch stimulus has more effect on the activity level compared to the effect on valence. Findings from this research will benefit the emotional expression of virtual partners that communicate with users through a text-based system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imagineering InstituteIskander PuteriMalaysia

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