After spending months on thinking and prototyping different mini projects, I came up with an idea of creating a brand and products which will be communicating with the user with its personalized artificial characters.
The first prototype I prepared and user tested is a series of faces that I designed on a toaster representing the artificial characters. I asked users to choose the one that they feel they can be comfortable with. By this way I will have a better understanding of what users would like to see as an artificial character that they may communicate easily.
Before user tests, I actually had a general idea that people will probably pick the more humanistic characters rather than the computer generated characters such as fractal images or vector animated characters. But that assumption was wrong. The choices that users made were very diverse. while some users mentioned they would like to see the cat and hear its murmuring or making unknown sounds, some users prefered to communicate with a non human character preferably a fractal animation.