I presented our work on culture differences in presence in PRESENCE 2005 conference, which took place at University College London, September 21-23, 2005.
We conducted a cross cultural study to test
the influences of different cultural backgrounds on the user’s presence
experience in interacting with a distributed interactive movie. In
addition we were interested in the effects of embodied interaction on
presence. The influence of culture background is clear – Chinese
participants perceived more presence than Dutch participants in all
conditions. The results also show that interaction methods (direct
touch against remote control) had no influence, while embodiment (robot
against screen agent) had mixed effects on presence.