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Social and visual style in virtual pedagogical agents

Gulz, Agneta LU and Haake, Magnus LU (2005) Workshop: Adapting the Interaction Style to Affective Factors, 10th International Conference on User Modelling (UM'05) In Proceedings of the Workshop on Adapting the Interaction Style to Affective Factors, 10th International Conference on User Modelling, (UM’05)
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The paper addresses aspects of virtual pedagogical agents’ visual style (realism – iconization) in relation to their social style (task oriented – relation oriented). Two studies are presented that investigate which visual and social styles users prefer and how they articulate their preferences. The first study involved 42 university students; the second study involved 90 elementary school children. Special emphasis was put upon two hypotheses, grounded in cognitive theory: (i) iconized visualization may be better suited for representing a relation oriented, subjective agent – and therefore preferred by users who prefer a relation oriented agent; (ii) realistic visualization may be better suited for representing a task oriented, objective... (More)
The paper addresses aspects of virtual pedagogical agents’ visual style (realism – iconization) in relation to their social style (task oriented – relation oriented). Two studies are presented that investigate which visual and social styles users prefer and how they articulate their preferences. The first study involved 42 university students; the second study involved 90 elementary school children. Special emphasis was put upon two hypotheses, grounded in cognitive theory: (i) iconized visualization may be better suited for representing a relation oriented, subjective agent – and therefore preferred by users who prefer a relation oriented agent; (ii) realistic visualization may be better suited for representing a task oriented, objective agent – and therefore preferred by users who prefer a task oriented agent. (Less)
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  author       = {Gulz, Agneta and Haake, Magnus},
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  pages        = {8},
  series       = {Proceedings of the Workshop on Adapting the Interaction Style to Affective Factors, 10th International Conference on User Modelling, (UM’05)},
  title        = {Social and visual style in virtual pedagogical agents},
  year         = {2005},
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