Smileys in Tourist research

This year we have worked quite intense on developing language free or at least language minimized questions about YOUR (vacation) experience. We have presented it recently at a conference.

conference 2015


In a nutshell: some concepts like challenge, time and rejuvenation as well as complex emotions like pride and triumph are relatviely easy to express non-verbally and seem to be universally understood. Other concepts showed quite a spread in how people interpreted them, sometimes due to age effects, sometimes due to cultural aspects. Our work will continue i.e. data gathering.

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