- 日本感性工学会論文誌 (ISSN:18828930)
- vol.8, no.3, pp.627-634, 2009-02-28 (Released:2016-01-25)
This paper proposes a new approach for the analysis of a customer's initial impressions of an automobile front view. It is important for manufactures to analyze the differences in the expression that a studied automobile provokes in the viewer. We have tried to estimate quantitatively both the “facial expression” and the “perceived age” using modals that are already in common usage, for fifty automobile front views. Two visual stimuli were used in our experiments: the drawings and the caricatures generated by an automotive caricaturing system coche-PICASSO. The results show that this approach is effective in analyzing motor vehicle viewer perception.