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Autonomous Agents as Synthetic Characters

Clark Elliott, Jacek Brzezinski
1998 The AI Magazine  
topics, we touch briefly on samples of research that explore synthetic personality, representations of emotion, societies of fanciful and playful characters, intelligent and engaging automated tutors, and users  ...  Although it is still considered controversial, there are many who believe the harnessing of social communication to be rich in possibilities for modern software.  ...  These groups have in common the creation of likable, attractive agents that interact with both one another and users in creating virtual communities.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v19i2.1366 dblp:journals/aim/ElliottB98 fatcat:t2exgtgjkfgsno457km67abk5u

"Spindex" (Speech Index) Enhances Menus on Touch Screen Devices with Tapping, Wheeling, and Flicking

Myounghoon Jeon, Bruce N. Walker, Abhishek Srivastava
2012 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction  
Results are discussed in relation to attention theories and in terms of practical applications.  ...  The study evaluated a spindex (speech index), in which audio cues inform users where they are in a menu; 122 undergraduates navigated through a menu of 150 songs.  ...  In this study, subjective preference was also measured by Likert type scales including Likable, Fun, and Annoying.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2240156.2240162 fatcat:oxns2vzvszck3pz5udoxheqjme

Urban residents' perceptions of birds in the neighborhood: Biodiversity, cultural ecosystem services, and disservices

J. Amy Belaire, Lynne M. Westphal, Christopher J. Whelan, Emily S. Minor
2015 The Condor  
Although birds provide many important ecosystem services, perhaps one of their most important roles in cities is as a relatable and likable connecting point between city dwellers and the broader environment  ...  and annoyances were minor, several common and visible urban species, such as the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), and Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), may attract attention  ...  Then other iNaturalist users help identify the species in question.  ... 
doi:10.1650/condor-14-128.1 fatcat:vhcdinmqubhnxct3hc7wevlvu4

Design and Evaluation of a Pervasive Coaching and Gamification Platform for Young Diabetes Patients

Randy Klaassen, Kim Bul, Rieks op den Akker, Gert van der Burg, Pamela Kato, Pierpaolo Di Bitonto
2018 Sensors  
User evaluations with patients under pediatric supervision revealed that the use of mobile technology in combination with web-based elements is feasible but some assumptions made about how users would  ...  connect to the platform were not satisfied in reality, resulting in less than optimal user experiences.  ...  The founding sponsors, the EU research program, had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18020402 pmid:29385750 pmcid:PMC5855521 fatcat:5xyuyijmyjekviskknrt7ymg6m

Mobile Augmented Reality in Electronic Commerce: Investigating User Perception and Purchase Intent Amongst Educated Young Adults

Tegegne Tesfaye Haile, Mincheol Kang
2020 Sustainability  
Even though the presence and use of mobile augmented reality (MAR) technology has become increasingly popular in the field of marketing and advertising in recent years, it has largely been neglected in  ...  The overall result of the study demonstrates the positive influence of MAR application in enhancing consumers' purchasing intention. Finally, implications and future research directions are discussed.  ...  Ducoffe [26] "Advertising value and advertising on the web." Following his paper in 1995, Ducoffe [26] has used a survey to assess web advertising's value to consumers.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12219185 fatcat:jcbkvw4sazd55aa4l2b3cnh42y

Emotional Communication in Instant Messaging

Afarin Pirzadeh
2014 Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Supporting Group Work - GROUP '14  
The increasing trend of smartphone users has directly affected the number of mobile messaging app users.  ...  (sad), "I don't get embarrassed by much....I did fall up the stairs with my hands in my pocket once", "haha...way to go!!!" (happy).  ...  testing to evaluate the minimum viable product • Redesigned the product based on user evaluation • Managed project timeline and team • Redesigned Inome based on the user evaluation results • Accomplishment  ... 
doi:10.1145/2660398.2660439 dblp:conf/group/Pirzadeh14 fatcat:s2yy6p6j4fbitkelduqejqtdoa

Forming the Dog Internet

Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, Roosa Piitulainen, Andrés Lucero
2021 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction  
Yet little attention has been paid to how animals can control such systems and what the implications are of animals using internet systems.  ...  This paper explores the creation of a video call device to allow a dog to remotely call their human, giving the animal control and agency over technology in their home.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS To my dog Zack, who leaves toys and fur around the house, and joy in my heart.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3488539 fatcat:knvbfaztxzfuxhpntoqpcu25la

Afterword: Re-Mapping the Global Context for Online Education [chapter]

Kirk St.Amant
2021 PARS in Practice: More Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors  
Works in the series are organized topically.  ...  an interest in improving existing practices and exploring new possibilities.  ...  I suspect his favor of the term "sweet spot" in my title and as a metaphor for user-centered online writing instruction is just one more little brother jab!  ... 
doi:10.37514/pra-b.2021.1145.3.30 fatcat:ty4s6shw65crrmiz7ucwavip7a

Mypal: A Digital Diabetes Diary With A Responsive Social Avatar

Mike Ligthart
2016 Zenodo  
For example, a diabetes nurse can improve the treatment plan, parents can get a better idea how their child is doing and researchers can investigate the relationship between food, mood and blood glucose  ...  The data set for user behavior contains: a log ID, a timestamp, a type ID and a user name. The type ID referred to an item in the database containing the following user behavior types.  ...  The ones marked with an asterisk (*) were used to construct the interaction profiles per user. Overhead  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.268913 fatcat:u7osowo2erel5muuaa4h4bu6vu

Mitigating the Risks of Smartphone Data Sharing: Identifying Opportunities and Evaluating Notice

Rebecca Balebako
A second study examines app developers in order to quantify the risky behaviors and identify opportunities to improve security and privacy.  ...  Through user studies, we evaluate options to improve notices. We identify opportunities to capture the attention of users and improve understanding by examining the timing and content of notices.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank all the experts who participated in this project by volunteering their time and knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.1184/r1/6720635.v1 fatcat:pa4rbgghejew7joovpwnxxjdfe

'This Web Page Should Not Exist' [chapter]

Mojca M. Plesničar, Pika Šarf
2020 Introducing Vigilant Audiences  
Plesničar and Šarf's chapter considers the backlash to hate speech occurring on social media in the Slovenian context.  ...  Yet when physical posters of the denunciations appeared in the nation's capital, a counter-denunciation arose against the anonymous authors of the Tumblr page, and a broader debate emerged about the appropriateness  ...  In both cases, people are consuming images and responding to them in a way that may seem just or at least minimally harmful at the level of any single person's actions.  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0200.08 fatcat:2zg6xuvdtjbtlaywz7igks6gyq

Persuasive Designs for Learning - Learning in Persuasive Design [article]

Sandra Burri Gram Hansen
2016 The PhD Series of the Faculty of the Humanities  
(eLL) -Center for User Driven Innovation, Learning and Design.  ...  s Elite Masters Programme in Persuasive Design, in 2010.  ...  likable.  ... 
doi:10.5278/ fatcat:ghehb5y7grcgdk5upy4j5cyy3i

D4.1: Natural Multimodal Interaction Baseline

Bernd Kiefe, Hans-Ulrich Krieger, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayov´, Stefania Raccioppa
2016 Zenodo  
We defined a new formalism for the specification of dialogue policies that combines dialogue rules, knowledge representation and dialogue history in a unique way.  ...  We implemented a prototype for the experiments in year 1, which provide us with interaction data that can be used later to develop and evaluate the components in this work package.  ...  Acknowledgments The research presented in this paper has been funded by the Aliz-E project (, grant n° ICT-248116 in FP7/2007-2013, and the PAL project (, grant n° 643783-RIA in Horizon  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1314339 fatcat:22wqr5bwdvgrjgpwydxc5fzhem

Developing and evaluating input methods for uncertain data [article]

Marius Kleiner, Universität Stuttgart, Universität Stuttgart
These input methods were tested and evaluated in an online survey first and in a second step we conducted a user study to receive more detailed results.  ...  A web-based simulation tool, that includes the developed input methods, has been created in the context of this thesis and is also briefly described.  ...  This points to an important keyword, intuitiveness, which increasingly draws attention, especially in the context of web-based interaction.  ... 
doi:10.18419/opus-9775 fatcat:jatw7p3z55fwvho6ktd34s7rlu

Social media influencers and body fascination [article]

Ella Crosswell, University Of Canterbury
This research explores the experience of young female users of image based social media platforms, such as Instagram, and the way they can be influenced by prominent 'celebrity' influencers.  ...  extended attention of followers.  ...  As for other app users, Instagram is an easy way for Kate to compare her body to others (Hendrickse et al., 2017) .  ... 
doi:10.26021/5420 fatcat:lqe6qlwzsngo5ouvlpxtbxztse
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