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Gratch, Jonathan ; Egges, Arjan ; Eliens, Anton ; Isbister, Katherine ; Marsella, Stacy ; Paiva, Ana ; Rist, Thomas ; ten Hagen, Paul

04121 Working Group 2 -- Design criteria, techniques and case studies for creating and evaluating interactive experiences for virtual humans

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Abstract

How does one go about designing a human? With the rise in recent years of virtual humans this is no longer purely a philosophical question. Virtual humans are intelligent agents with a body, often a human-like graphical body, that interact verbally and non-verbally with human users on a variety of tasks and applications. Our working group approached this question from the perspective of interactivity. Specifically, how can one design effective interactive experiences involving a virtual human, and what constraints does this goal place on the form and function of an embodied conversational agent. Our group grappled with several related questions: What ideals should designers aspire to, what sources of theory and data will best lead to this goal and what methodologies can inform and validate the design process? A longer article (.pdf) summarizes the output of this WG and suggests a specific framework, borrowed from interactive media design, as a vehicle for advancing the state of interactive experiences with virtual humans.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{gratch_et_al:DSP:2006:462,
  author =	{Jonathan Gratch and Arjan Egges and Anton Eliens and Katherine Isbister and Stacy Marsella and Ana Paiva and Thomas Rist and Paul ten Hagen},
  title =	{04121 Working Group 2 -- Design criteria, techniques and case studies for creating and evaluating interactive experiences for virtual humans},
  booktitle =	{Evaluating Embodied Conversational Agents},
  year =	{2006},
  editor =	{Zsofia Ruttkay and Elisabeth Andr{\'e} and W. Lewis Johnson and Catherine Pelachaud},
  number =	{04121},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2006/462},
  annote =	{Keywords: }
}

Seminar: 04121 - Evaluating Embodied Conversational Agents
Issue date: 2006
Date of publication: 27.06.2006


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