Exploring Social Identity with Furhat

This tool was developed primarily by Ying He and Gaspar Melsion in a collaboration with Madeline Balaam for Ying's masters thesis at KTH. We used the tool to conduct (remote) participatory design sessions with teenagers in Sweden, as a follow-up to my alt.HRI 2021 work on gender norm-breaking robots. The aim was to explore if/how teenagers would leverage anthropomorphic and/or gendering cues when invited to construct a social robot identity design for Furhat, with more potential for customisation (e.g. being able to choose non human-like skin colours) than offered by the fixed faces available in Furhat's SDK.


You can clone the blank design tool miro board from here or see it embedded within the full activity we envisaged here.