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Realism is not all! User engagement with task-related interface characters

H.C. van Vugt, E.A. Konijn, J.F. Hoorn, I. Keur, A. Eliëns
2007 Interacting with computers  
However, the effects of interface characters on the user are not well understood. We developed an integrative framework, called I-PEFiC, to explain 'persona' and realism effects on the user.  ...  Moreover, perceived aesthetics and task-relevance further influenced user engagement.  ...  Acknowledgements We are thankful to the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, who granted a 4-year research track (VUBIS) to the first author.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2006.08.005 fatcat:nro42tonk5aklkl4ymw5vflco4

Gender Equality and E-Scooters: Mind the Gap! A Statistical Analysis of the Sicily Region, Italy

Tiziana Campisi, Anastasios Skoufas, Alexandros Kaltsidis, Socrates Basbas
2021 Social Sciences  
Today, mobility pursues the objectives of sustainability and resilience through a series of short-, medium- and long-term strategies that encourage the collaboration of the population to the choices of  ...  Specifically, age, job occupation and perceived safety level of micromobility modes play the most important role.  ...  Micro-mobility is among the modal choices that should be encouraged by promoting not only the purchase but also the use and diffusion of sharing services.  ... 
doi:10.3390/socsci10100403 doaj:2d8559d3d73a46118b487b5ea19166bf fatcat:fxwcatcttjc3jie5jhyftbj7h4

Rethinking disability in Amartya Sen's approach: ICT and equality of opportunity

Mario Toboso
2010 Ethics and Information Technology  
When one contemplates these technologies, it becomes clear that factors such as accessibility, design for all, and user participation in development and implementation processes are key strategies in promoting  ...  equal rights and equal opportunity for persons with disability in the different environments of the information society.  ...  Acknowledgements This article is a result of the research project "Filosofía de las tecnociencias sociales y humanas" (FFI2008-03599) of the Spanish R&D Plan 2009-2011, and the CSIC Intramural project  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10676-010-9254-2 fatcat:gihjmzv36zhrdbeptnkyqv7aye

Digit ratio (2D:4D) predicts facial, but not voice or body odour, attractiveness in men

C. Ferdenzi, J.-F. Lemaitre, J. D. Leongomez, S. C. Roberts
2011 Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences  
body odour and vocal characteristics could be more dependent on variation in adult circulating testosterone levels.  ...  The results were interpreted in terms of differential effects of prenatal and circulating testosterone, male facial shape being supposedly more dependent on foetal levels (reflected by 2D:4D ratio), whereas  ...  and David Perrett for use of the PSYCHOMORPH software.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0544 pmid:21508034 pmcid:PMC3189377 fatcat:7pasj2jobnerzcgjpqiwjcpwlu

Humanode Whitepaper: You are [not] a bot [article]

Dato Kavazi, Victor Smirnov, Sasha Shilina, MOZGIII, MingDong Li, Rafael Contreras, Hardik Gajera, Dmitry Lavrenov, the Humanode Core
2021 arXiv   pre-print
All of these implemented technologies have nuances that are crucial for the integrity of the network.  ...  The main goal of Humanode is to create a stable and just financial network that relies on the existence of human life.  ...  This creates an incentive to continue operating a Humanode server, ensuring the network's long-term stability. Not all of the transactions are equal.  ... 
arXiv:2111.13189v1 fatcat:6pc4nj46sjdkvketwydvwh2ulu

When Is A Guitar Not A Guitar? Cultural Form, Input Modality And Expertise

Jacob Harrison, Robert H Jack, Fabio Morreale, Andrew P. McPherson
2018 Zenodo  
Each instrument possessed varying degrees of 'guitar-likeness', based either on the form and aesthetics of the guitar or the specific mode of interaction.  ...  In this paper we consider the case of designing DMIs for use in existing musical cultures, and pose questions around the social and technical acceptability of certain design choices relating to global  ...  performers and perceivers.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1302588 fatcat:rgtnmdiyhna6ve5txtqevpb5qa

To immerse or not? Experimenting with two virtual retail environments

Savvas Papagiannidis, Eleonora Pantano, Eric W.K. See-To, Charles Dennis, Michael Bourlakis
2017 Information Technology and People  
are available for all.  ...  Abstract Purpose -The purpose of this paper is to examine the determinants of users' simulated experience in a virtual store and to show the subsequent impact of that experience on engagement.  ...  So both environments are 3D, but the modalities of interaction and the quality of graphics and realism change totally. The processes of the experiments are presented in Table I .  ... 
doi:10.1108/itp-03-2015-0069 fatcat:dgqk5tewnvafzgz5zas67qnn5e

Toolkit on equality in governance structures, procedures and implementation

Karin Grasenick, Julia Trattnig, Pilar Flores Romero
2021 Zenodo  
It is based on experiences and processes developed in the HBP.  ...  Additionally, the European framework for equality as well as terminology related to EDI are elaborated.  ...  , for instance, by influencing whether and how occupational choices and achievements are recognised.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5575772 fatcat:du2zwadi2rbc3fx47epiakpsgi

Hearing Aids Benefit Recognition of Words in Emotional Speech but Not Emotion Identification

Huiwen Goy, M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, Gurjit Singh, Frank A. Russo
2018 Trends in Hearing  
In contrast to the present findings, previous studies did not find age-related differences between younger and older normal-hearing listeners in how emotion affected emotion-identification performance.  ...  In the main experiment, older hearing aid users were presented with sentences spoken in seven emotion conditions, with and without their own hearing aids.  ...  The authors declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1177/2331216518801736 pmid:30249171 pmcid:PMC6156210 fatcat:rojxl6xharhgxbafb64w6gbs6a

"They Are After Quantity, Not Quality": Health Providers' Perceptions of Fee Exemption Policies in Morocco

Karen Van der Veken, Fahdi Dkhimi, Bruno Marchal, Peter Decat
2018 International Journal of Health Policy and Management  
Vincent De Brouwere for having made this study possible in organisational terms and for his critical review of the article. In addition, the authors are grateful to Dr. Amina Essolbi and Dr.  ...  It has received additional approval by the Institutional Review Board of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and the ethical committee for biomedical research of the University of Rabat  ...  Healthcare users, wealthy and poor, are said to practice cherry picking: they take what is free in public facilities and go in the private sector for all what is to be paid for. " Influences of FHC Policies  ... 
doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2018.76 pmid:30709086 pmcid:PMC6358657 fatcat:yzfn6ad7fndfndeamcabwuekmm

Gender, data protection & the smart city: Exploring the role of DPIA in achieving equality goals

Alessandra Calvi
2022 Zenodo  
When reflecting upon the role of law as an instrument influencing urban planning and shaping urban environments, the most immediate link is to environmental and urban legislation.  ...  Enquiry into the ways in which smart cities, where urban and data protection challenges merge, might exacerbate dynamics of oppression against women, and how European data protection law could address  ...  For example, it could recommend disaggregating information concerning age, race, abilities or sexual orientation of the app users, to understand how harassment and violence are perceived by different women  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6539248 fatcat:7truoip33bblfn5h64a4aij5oi

Modeling input modality choice in mobile graphical and speech interfaces

Stefan Schaffer, Robert Schleicher, Sebastian Möller
2015 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
The experimental results indicate that modality efficiency and input performance are important moderators of modality choice.  ...  Accordingly, we establish a utility-driven model that provides probability estimations of modality usage, based on the parameters of modality efficiency and input performance.  ...  We would like to thank all colleagues at T-Labs for their valuable discussions, Matthias Rath for his impact on the described work as well as Benjamin Jöckel and Michael Minge for their help during the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2014.11.004 fatcat:zjnaozhhkve6zea3zvc5dzvkcu

On the desire to not kill your players: Rethinking sound in pervasive and mixed reality games

Inger Ekman
2013 International Conference on Foundations of Digital Games  
Immersion refers to an experience of being drawn into the game world, a process is centrally dependent on the players' simultaneous removal from everyday life also called disassociation.  ...  It also identifies engaging aesthetic opportunities that require non-immersive sound, which are currently being overlooked because of the assumption that good sound needs to be immersive.  ...  Here, too, in order to mix, the user must perceive the boundaries of the material and interact with it in a conscious fashion.  ... 
dblp:conf/fdg/Ekman13 fatcat:543o4kzi7fgevpiiztwcudhita

Attention Is Amplification, Not Selection

Peter Fazekas, Bence Nanay
2018 British Journal for the Philosophy of Science  
We argue that recent empirical findings and theoretical models shed new light on the nature of attention.  ...  According to the resulting amplification view, attentional phenomena can be unified at the neural level as the consequence of the amplification of certain input signals of attention-independent perceptual  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Denis Buehler, Wayne Wu, and two anonymous referees for their insightful comments on earlier versions of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1093/bjps/axy065 fatcat:h23xmfbn2re7rhhngbujvqwm4e

Taste Sensitivity is Associated with Food Consumption Behavior but not with Recalled Pleasantness

Sari Puputti, Ulla Hoppu, Mari Sandell
2019 Foods  
In conclusion, it may be more informative to study the influence of taste sensitivity on food consumption behavior with taste modalities separately rather than with a general indicator of taste sensitivity  ...  For the first time, connections between food consumption behavior, pleasantness, and taste sensitivity are studied with five taste modalities.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors are very grateful to all the study participants. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/foods8100444 pmid:31569738 pmcid:PMC6835699 fatcat:jeiznl5hmvewbduk2g2tamdce4
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