Personalized Animated Movies


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Fengjiao Peng


Storytelling is a fundamental way in which human beings understand the world. Imagine watching a movie telling the story of your life, how would you respond to it and how would it change your perception of your own memories? Personalized animated movies are generated from Unity, customized to each user's mood and behavior date collected through self-reports. Our study shows that personalized animations can elicit strong emotional responses from participants and lengthier writing of self-reflection compared to a non-personalized control. Moving forward, we're looking at using personalized animation to encourage cognitive reappraisal and positive thinking.