27 April 2006
11:30 - 13:00
Beliefs and Affect
Paper Can a virtual cat persuade you? The role of gender and realism in speaker persuasiveness
Presents findings revealing how virtual characters are as persuasive as real people and that cross-gender interactions transfer to virtual speakers. Explains how virtual characters can be exploited for persuasive interfaces.
Paper The Sensual Evaluation Instrument: Developing an Affective Evaluation Tool [Best of CHI Nominee]
Describes an instrument for collecting real-time self-assessment of affect. Portable, may work across cultures, offers consistency and flexibility. Can help elicit emotional feedback quickly and easily during the design process.
Note Listening to your inner voices: Facilitating reaction through comprehensive voice notifications
Reports on an user study of the notification qualities of voice and the development and deployment of a system exploiting the results. Suggests that voice familiarity is a useful property for notification.
Note Adaptive Language Behavior in HCI: How Expectations and Beliefs about a System Affect Users' Word Choice
Experimentally demonstrates that users adapt language behaviors depending on beliefs about the sophistication of a system. Suggests that designers should attend to relevant 'non-functional' system characteristics.
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