Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people.
Mival, O., Cringean, S., & Benyon, D. (2004)
Personification technologies: developing artificial companions for older people. In CHI 2004 conference proceedings : Connect
This paper reports on the work of the UTOPIA project, a consortium of four Scottish universities concerned with technology issues for older people, focusing specifically on ar...
Evaluating human-machine conversation for appropriateness.
Webb, N., Benyon, D., Hansen, P., & Mival, O. (2010)
Evaluating human-machine conversation for appropriateness. In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), 84-91
Evaluation of complex, collaborative dialogue systems is a difficult task.Traditionally, developers have relied upon subjective feedback from the user,and parametrisation over...
IoT for a shock warning system.
Brogan, J., Thuemmler, C., Mival, O., & Fricker, S. (2014)
IoT for a shock warning system. IEEE Internet of Things,
This technical paper details the interdependencies between Internet of Things (IoT) and latest Future Internet (FI) technology, demonstrated by using the example of a smart co...
How Was Your Day? evaluating a conversational companion
Benyon, D., Gambäck, B., Hansen, P., Mival, O., & Webb, N. (2012)
How Was Your Day? evaluating a conversational companion. IEEE transactions on affective computing, 4, 299-311. https://doi.org/10.1109/T-AFFC.2013.15
The “How Was Your Day” (HWYD) Companion is an embodied conversational agent that can discuss work-related issues, entering free-form dialogues that lack any clearly defined ta...
Scenarios for Companions.
Benyon, D., & Mival, O. (2013)
Scenarios for Companions. In Your Virtual Butler: the making of, 79-96. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37346-6_8
This paper is concerned with understanding the needs of Companion owners (the people formerly known as ‘users’). The problem with developing technologies such as companions is...
In search of the cybermuse: supporting creative activity within product design.
Mival, O. (2002)
In search of the cybermuse: supporting creative activity within product design. In J. Mottram, L. Candy, & T. Kavanagh (Eds.), Creativity & cognition : proceedings of the fourth Creativity & Cognition Conference : exhibition papers and posters : Loughborough University, Loughborough, 47-48
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Health: RFID makes surgery safer.
Mival, O., Thuemmler, C., Schneider, A., Paulin, A., Kranzfelder, M., & Hasan, A. (2013)
Health: RFID makes surgery safer. In P. Cousin (Ed.), Internet of Things: Success Stories, 54-60. Internet of Things Council
This document presents a novel technique to reduce the risk of forgotten surgical towels in surgery. It is an application of IoT in field of healthcare. Integrating RFID tags ...
Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent
Smith, C., Crook, N., Dobnik, S., Charlton, D., Boye, J., Pulman, S., …Cavazza, M. (2011)
Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 20, 395-411. https://doi.org/10.1162/PRES_a_00063
The development of embodied conversational agents (ECA) as companions brings several challenges for both affective and conversational dialogue. These include challenges in gen...
A social technological alignment matrix.
Presentation / Conference
Thuemmler, C., Mival, O., Lim Jumelle, A. K., Holanec, I., & Fricker, S. (2014, January)
A social technological alignment matrix. Paper presented at IEEE Healthcom 2014, Natal, Brazil
This paper refers to the term “implementation” as the process of integrating a new technology into established workflows. Especially in health care this has proven to be a ver...
Designing Blended Spaces for Collaboration.
Benyon, D., & Mival, O. (2015)
Designing Blended Spaces for Collaboration. In A. Ferscha, S. Resmerita, C. Holzmann, M. Pieper, & C. Stephanidis (Eds.), Human Computer Confluence, 18-39. Konigswinter, Germany: De Gruyter Open. doi:10.1515/9783110471137-002
In this paper, we reflect on our experiences of designing, developing, implementing and using a real world, functional multi-touch enabled interactive collaborative environmen...