• Title/Summary/Keyword: Character Design

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Sensibility and Preference Evaluation for Character Design (캐릭터 디자인을 위한 감성 및 선호 분석)

  • Jung, Kwang-Tae
    • Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.63-69
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    • 2007
  • One of the most important aspects to succeed in character industry is to develop a character that it can sensibly satisfy customers. For this, sensibility evaluation has to be carried character design have to be analyzed, firstly. In this study, sensibility evaluation using multi-variate analysis was performed for some humanized characters. From the factor analysis, sensibility factors were extracted and sensibility characteristics for characters were analyzed by those factors. Preference for those characters was evaluated and was analyzed in relation to those sensibility characteristics. Finally, a direction of character design was proposed from those results.

Character Design of North Korean Puppet Animation : focused on Change of Distinct Feature Around 1985 (북한 인형영화의 캐릭터 디자인 : 1985년경 특징적 변화를 중심으로)

  • Moon, Jae-Cheol;Hong, Joo-Ok
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.10 no.11
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    • pp.113-124
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    • 2010
  • This article studies on the character design of North Korea's puppet animation around 1985. At that time North Korea's puppet animation are improved glaringly in quantitative side and qualitative side of modeling. There has been constant support nationalistically to puppet animation from the initial period of animation production in North Korea unlike South Korea, and North Korea communicated lively with European socialist countries where tradition of puppet animation is strong. We can discover structural and figurative change of distinct feature in character design in 1985. Structurally, experimental forms and correct movement of joint were possible, because they used ball and socket armature. Expressively, they established own esthetics of character design in puppet animation applying technique of korean traditional painting to character design: laconism, perspicuity, delicacy.

Analysis of Male Character Design's Stereotype through Otome Game - Focusing on Ensemble Stars (오토메 게임을 통한 남성 캐릭터 디자인의 스테레오 타입 분석)

  • Lee, Kyung-Hwa;Paik, Chul-Ho
    • Journal of Korea Game Society
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.45-54
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    • 2017
  • This study is about stereotype analysis of male character design that can satisfy female gamer's preference. Based on Helen McCarthy's stereotype study of male characters released in 1998, we analyzed 33 characters in the Otome game ensemble stars for mobile. As a result, we were able to find one new type in addition to the six stereotypes of previous studies. Through the emergence of this new stereotype, we are able to find the development of male character design.

A Study on the Japanese-style Character Design combined with Ghosts and Gods Culture and the Development of Contents according to Proposal - Focused on Chinese mobile game 'Onmyoji' (귀신문화에 기반한 일본풍의 캐릭터 디자인 분석 및 캐릭터 제작 연구 - 중국 모바일 게임 <음양사>사례를 중심으로)

  • Wang, Hui-Ling;Lee, Dong-Yeop
    • Journal of Korea Game Society
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    • v.22 no.1
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    • pp.119-128
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    • 2022
  • According to Gestalt theories of perception, this paper studies Japanese-style character design combined with ghost culture. This article sorts out the character design elements of the Japanese mobile game "Onmyoji" in China, and then analyzes the design from the perspective of psychology through Gestalt theories. The form is felt through the systematization of the whole rather than the parts, confirming whether the small design elements of the character can be perceived as the whole story.

A Study on Character Design through Successful Cases of OSMU in Early Childhood Educational Contents (유아 교육 콘텐츠에서 OSMU 성공사례를 통한 캐릭터 디자인 연구)

  • Lee, Yu-Seop;Chung, Jean-Hun
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.17 no.11
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    • pp.451-457
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    • 2019
  • Reflecting the current craze for early childhood education, the demand for learning contents has soared, kids content is emerging as a key topic of the contents industry. The industry developing digital content for young learners is called the 'angel industry', it is attracting a lot of attention because of the increased demand for early childhood education. This paper selects characters used in successful digital products to study character design for OSMU children's educational contents. Through advanced research, analysis criteria were prepared and analyzed to derive general success strategies for character design. As a result, common design features in the analyzed characters were found and confirmed the need for further research. Hopefully, this study will contribute to OSMU character design and lead to improved development of educational contents and commercialization of various characters.

Judiciary Elements of Originality in 2D Character Design - Focused on the Precedents of Copyright Infringement - (캐릭터 도안(圖案)의 창작성 판단 기준 - 저작권침해소송 판례를 중심으로 -)

  • Cho, KyeongSook
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Costume
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    • v.66 no.5
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    • pp.33-48
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    • 2016
  • Upon the needs to draw the judicial elements of creativity in the copyrighted character designs, this paper aims to draw and categorize the elements based on the analysis of preceding court decisions. The results are as follows: the form of body, the features in its face and its composition, the overall image, the degree of personification, and aesthetic sensation. These elements reflect formative skills required to portray the intrinsic quality of a character. This paper is of significant interest in that it suggested the legal basis and elements of creativity in character design to professionals in both areas of design and judicial decisions.

Improving Game Character Design Identity : Focus on Game Character Design Method through Semiotic Analysis (게임 캐릭터의 아이덴티티 개선방안 : 게임 캐릭터 제작방식의 기호학적 분석 중심으로)

  • Lee, Je;Kyung, Byung-Pyo;Ryu, Seuc-Ho;Lee, Wan-Bok
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.11 no.2
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    • pp.162-169
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    • 2011
  • This paper proposed an efficient game character design method through semiotic analysis of character. It inquired into the characteristics of game character of various contents characters, added the concept of "Iconic abstraction" of Scott McCloud to its characteristics, and studied on the relation between the character and the semiotics. The semiotic character from the factual character, seized the strong and weak point of each character, and divided them in the designer's character production process and gamer's character recognition process step by step for its semiotic interpretation. As a result, two processes were reversely progressed, and the character designing process considering this gamer's semiotic recognition process is expected to be the efficient character design element that can deliver the whole characteristics of game contents.

Uncanny Valley Effect in the Animation Character Design - focusing on Avoiding or Utilizing the Uncanny Valley Effect (애니메이션 캐릭터 디자인에서의 언캐니 밸리 효과 연구 - 언캐니 밸리(uncanny valley)의 회피와 이용을 중심으로)

  • Ding, LI;Moon, Hyoun-Sun
    • Cartoon and Animation Studies
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    • s.43
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    • pp.321-342
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    • 2016
  • The "uncanny valley" curve describes the measured results of the negative emotion response which depends on the similarity between the artificially created character and the real human shape. The "uncanny valley" effect that usually appears in the animation character design induces negative response such as fear and hatred feeling, and anxiety, which is not expected by designers. Especially, in the case of the commercial animation which mostly reply on public response, this kind of negative response is directly related to the failure of artificially created character. Accordingly, designers adjust the desirability of the character design by avoiding or utilizing the "uncanny valley" effect, inducing certain character effect that leads to the success in animation work. This manuscript confirmed the "uncanny valley" coefficient of the positive emotion character design which was based on the actual character design and animation analysis. The "uncanny valley" concept was firstly introduced by a medical scientist Ernst Jentsch in 1906. After then, a psychologist Freud applied this concept to psychological phenomenon in 1919 and a Japanese robert expert Professor Masahiro Mori presented the "uncanny valley" theory on the view of the recognition effect. This paper interpreted the "uncanny valley" effect based on these research theory outcomes in two aspects including sensation production and emotion expression. The mickey-mouse character design analysis confirmed the existence basis of the "uncanny valley" effect, which presented how mickey-mouse human shape image imposed the "uncanny valley" effect on audience. The animation work analysis investigated the reason why the produced 3D animation character should not be 100% similar to the real human by comparing the animation baby character produced by Pix company as the experimental subject to the data of the real baby with the same age. Therefore, the examples of avoiding or utilizing the "uncanny valley" effect in animation character design was discussed in detail and the four stages of sensation production and emotional change of audience due to this kind of effect was figured out. This research result can be used as an important reference in deciding the desirability of the animation character.