•” Media: Text Based CMC Tool Which Touch off Informal Communication

Shun Ichi Yonemura, Satoshi Shimada, Chen Li Jen, Jun Ohya, Yukio Tokunaga

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This paper describes about the media which touch off informal text communication by black spot stimulus. A black spot stimulus is shown as a background image of the text field in advance of text input. The purpose of black spot stimulus presentation is to touch off conceiving topic based on the cognitive process model of creative thinking. The prototype system based on this media concept was developed, and the communication experiment was conducted. It turned out as a result of the experiment that these media touched off the idea about making topic strongly in the text communication. Moreover, it was implied that the topic touched off deepens the mutual understanding between speakers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-450
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan


  • CMC
  • text communication
  • visual cue, informal communication
  • “•” media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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