Prototyping

A prototype is an average of similar things. One computer-graphic manipulation we do with faces is making prototypes of different groups, such as the average university student.

Average Eastasian Canadian Male Student
male 1 male 2 male 3 male 4 male 5
male 1 male 2 male 3 male 4 male 5 Average

We can make prototypes of general groups, such as all men, or we can make prototypes of more specific groups, such as all the men in one family. We can even make a prototye of one person from different images of their face.

The Average DeBruine Brother
Bob Ron Dick Jerry Dave
Bob Ron Dick Jerry Dave Average

We can use the prototyping method to look at what groups of faces have in common or differ, such as seeing how an average celebrity face differs from an average student face. We can then use these pairs of prototypes to transform other faces on those dimensions.

The Average Female Celebrity
Gillian<br />Anderson Christina<br />Ricci Angelina<br />Jolie Uma<br />Thurman Sarah<br />Jessica<br />Parker
Gillian
Anderson
Christina
Ricci
Angelina
Jolie
Uma
Thurman
Sarah
Jessica
Parker
Average
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