AR face mask












︎ Project Timeframe


1 Week (April 2021)
Collaborative Project

︎ My Role


Visual Design and Prototyping
Spark AR Design
User Experience Research

︎ Deliverables


AR Filter


︎ Team


Mooa Seongah Kang
Yuta Yang





 This project is part of the
 Hyundai Motor Group X RISD
 Collaborative Research







In many cases we feel obliged to hide our true emotions, particularly when they are negative. During the covid era, a mask obstructing a face limits the ability of people of all ages to infer emotions expressed by facial features. It becomes a camouflage system that can hide their real facial expression under the mask and appeal with good/desired emotions.






Background

According to the New York Times, “Not everyone is an extroverted smiler, and some people find face coverings liberating.” In many cases we feel obliged to hide our true emotions, particularly when they are negative. Understanding emotions is crucial for social interaction, and in many cases we don’t have the ability to hide our emotion in many aspects of life. It has been widely observed that those with social anxiety may view masks as a convenient way to hide perceived flaws.









Our Approach



Concept



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Our approach is to allow the user to selects his or her expression, including the expression he or she desired or opposite to their real expression.  By default the AR mask will change both negative expression and no expression to positive expression as a positive expression is what the society favors for, most people use masks to fake their emotions to positive expressions. 





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