EFFECTS IN ANGLES OF FRONTAL PORTRAITS TO IMPROVE MUTUAL COMMUNICATIONS; RESULTED FROM QUESTIONNAIRES MADE BY SHOWING SAMPLE- PHOTOGRAPHS OF A YOUNG JAPANESE WOMAN
Miyajima, N., and Morishita, S., Hokkaido University, Japan
Facial expressions that can be controlled by one's own will, are an important channel for non-verbal communication and are also excellent methods especially to convey one's feelings. But there are some cases that such non-verbal communication does not work well. Some causes must possibly be under consideration, and one of the biggest causes can be thought as the issue of angles of frontal portrait, which owes mainly to one's visual impression. In the real life, people communicate each other showing their various dimensions. In this research, we studied which angle of the face can effect the most when conveying the feeling. With the help of a subject, we took 12 sample photos of the subject showing different feelings such as " happiness, anger, sorrow and remembrance "exposing three different angles; front. oblique and oblique-down. We then gave a questionnaire including the photos to 76 students of The College of Medical Technology to check which feeling each photographic appearance showed and to what degree it registered. However, as we limited the range of girls from age 18 to 23 years old, the final number analyzed were 67 questionnaires. From this research, we obtained the results; (a)there are different decoding on subject's feeling with different angles. (b)there are the most effective angles to show subject's feeling.