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Title: Mood Glove : enhancing mood in film music through haptic sensations for an enriched film experience
Author: Mazzoni, Antonella
ISNI:       0000 0004 7653 7170
Awarding Body: Queen Mary University of London
Current Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
Date of Award: 2018
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This research explores a new way of enhancing audience experience in film entertainment, presenting the design and implementation of a wearable prototype system that uses haptic sensations to intensify moods in lm music. The aim of this work is to enrich the musical experience of film audiences and might also have implications on the hearing-impaired, providing them with a new enhanced emotional experience while watching a movie. Although there has been previous work into music displays of a visual and haptic nature, and on the importance of music in film, there is no documented research on musical enhancement experience in film entertainment. This work focuses on the mood conveyed by film music in order to understand what role it plays in creating the film experience, and also explores the possibility of enhancing those feelings through haptic sensations. Drawing on HCI and interaction design principles, the design of a piece of haptic wearable technology is proposed and used as the tool for user studies. This research contributes to the fields of: HCI, interaction design, user experience design, multimodal interaction, creative technology, wearable technology, haptics, entertainment technology and film music. This work also provides a set of design suggestions to aid future research and designers of haptic sensations for media enhancement. Proposed guidelines are based on a number of empirical findings that describe and explain aspects of audience emotional response to haptics, providing some first evidence that there is a correlation between vibrotactile stimuli (such as frequency and intensity) and perceived feelings.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Media and Arts Technology ; Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ; Audience experience ; wearable systems ; film entertainment