A Framework of Robot Interface Design with Aging Metaphor

노화 메타포를 적용한 로봇 인터페이스 디자인 프레임워크

  • An, Hye Young (Graduate School of Techno Design, Kookmin University, Department of Interaction Design) ;
  • Pan, Young Hwan (Graduate School of Techno Design, Kookmin University, Department of Interaction Design)
  • 안혜영 (국민대학교 테크노디자인전문대학원, 인터랙션 디자인과) ;
  • 반영환 (국민대학교 테크노디자인전문대학원, 인터랙션 디자인과)
  • Received : 2017.11.30
  • Accepted : 2017.12.11
  • Published : 2018.02.28


Objective: This study aims to apply the concept of aging metaphor to personal service robots to deliver new experiences to users. Background: Personal service robots such as Softbank's Pepper and MIT Media Lab's Jibo have begun entering our lives. These service robots have the important function of interacting with human beings. Method: The robot aging metaphor is to transform the shape, color, motion, voice, and texture, which are visual, auditory, and tactile components, by applying the concept of aging to the robot interface. The robot applied with the concept of aging metaphor forms a close relationship with human beings and provides emotional value to them. We summarize herein the concept of robot aging metaphor and propose an application method using the system and feature of the natural aging process in the real world through the prototype. Results: Robot aging metaphor structure and applied researches of robot aging metaphor are suggested in designing robot interfaces. Conclusion: The results of the design framework of robot aging metaphor will help users to experience emotional value interacting with robots. The framework which is suggested should be applied to social robots in appropriate contexts. Application: Types of aging process which provides optimizing user experience for users should be validated through an experiment.


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