Print Email Facebook Twitter Warmth in affective mediated interaction: Exploring the effects of physical warmth on interpersonal warmth Title Warmth in affective mediated interaction: Exploring the effects of physical warmth on interpersonal warmth Author Willemse, C.J.A.M. Heylen, D.K.J. van Erp, J.B.F. Publication year 2015 Abstract Recent research suggests that physical warmth activates perceptions of metaphorical interpersonal warmth and closeness, and increases pro-social behavior. These effects are grounded in our earliest intimate experiences: being held by our loving caregivers. These findings provide reasons to incorporate warmth in devices for distant affective communication, which could simulate one's body heat. An experiment was carried out to gain a better understanding of the implications of physical warmth for mediated social interaction. Moreover, we aimed at disentangling effects of social warmth (body temperature) from effects of non-social warmth (artificial heat sources and ambient temperature). Except for an increase in perceptions of metaphorical warmth as a consequence of higher ambient temperature, no effects were found. We use our study to pinpoint the caveats and challenges that research into warmth in affective mediated interaction faces. © 2015 IEEE. Subject Human & Operational ModellingPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesAttributionBody HeatComputer Mediated CommunicationMediated Social TouchTemperatureIntelligent computingTemperatureAffective communicationAttributionBody heatsComputer mediated communicationMediated interactionMediated social touchRecent researchesSocial interactionsEconomic and social effects To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:bef86e16-4216-4e3b-b2a3-0195b1af823f DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/acii.2015.7344547 TNO identifier 535459 Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. ISBN 9781479999538 Source 2015 International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2015, 28-34 Article number 7344547 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.