About ARL Research

Social VR Research Unit

KEYWORDS

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Avatar Representation
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Mixed Methods Research, Mixed Analysis Method, Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
  • Interaction Analysis
  • Physiological Measures

Comprehensive understanding of the basic requirements of virtual environments as communication infrastructure

In this research unit, we focus on how non-verbal communication channels are represented through avatars, and comprehensively investigate the basic requirements of virtual environments as a communication infrastructure through a mixed-methods approach with interdisciplinary perspective.

Research staff

  • Professor • Tokyo City University • Faculty of Informatics

    Junko Ichino

    Human-Computer Interaction(HCI),Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

  • Professor • Tokyo City University • Faculty of Informatics

    Hideo Miyachi

    3D Visualization

  • Professor • Tokyo City University • Faculty of Informatics

    Daisuke Okabe

    Cognitive science

  • TIS Inc. • Strategic Technology Center

    Masahiro Ide

    Design and development of VR systems

  • Associate Professor • Okayama University of Science • Faculty of Management

    Hitomi Yokoyama

    Social psychology

  • Associate Professor • Kogakuin University • Faculty of Informatics

    Hirotoshi Asano

    Bioinformatics

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