Benyon, D., & Mival, O. (2015). Blended Spaces for Collaboration. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 24(2-3), 223-249. doi:10.1007/s10606-015-9223-8
In this paper, we reflect on our experiences of designing, developing, implementing and using a number of real world, functional, multi-touch enabled Interactive Collaborative...
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...
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...
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...
Bradley, J., Mival, O., & Benyon, D. (2009). Wizard of Oz experiments for Companions. In Proceedings British HCI 2009, 313-317
Wizard of Oz experiments allow designers and developers to
see the reactions of people as they interact with to-bedeveloped
technologies. At the Centre for Interaction Design ...
Benyon, D., & Mival, O. (2008). Landscaping personification technologies: from interactions to relationships. In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, presented at CHI 2008, Florence, April 2008, 3657-3662. doi:10.1145/1358628.1358908
Personification technologies are technologies that encourage people to anthropomorphize. These technologies try to get people to form relationships with them rather than simpl...
Wilks, Y., Catizone, R., & Mival, O. (2008, January). The Companions paradigm as a method of eliciting and organising life data. Presented at Workshop on Memories for Life, British Computer Society, London, UK
No abstract available.
Mival, O., & Benyon, D. (2007). Exploring Companion technologies. In Proceedings of AISB2008
Bradley, J., Mival, O., & Benyon, D. (2007). A novel architecture for designing by Wizard of Oz. In Proceedings CREATE08, London, June 2008
Mival, O., O'Keefe, B., Bradley, J., Roa-Seiler, N., & Benyon, D. (2007). PhotoPal: companionship, sharing and the digital echo. In Proceedings of CHI Collocated Social Practices Surrounding Photos Workshop
This short paper introduces the research of the 14 partner,
EU Framework 6 project, COMPANIONS. It focuses on
the development of PhotoPal, a multimodal system
harnessing the c...
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...
Webb, N., Benyon, D., Bradley, J., Hansen, P. & Mival, O. (2010). Wizard of Oz Experiments for a companion dialogue system: eliciting companionable conversation. In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)ISBN 2-9517408-6-7
Working within the EU funded COMPANIONS program, we report recent work with a Wizard of Oz (WoZ) dialogue collection system.
COMPANION systems require complex models of dialog...
Mival, O. (2009). Investigating the interaction design challenges of developing applications and services for multi-touch, multi-user collaboration technologies. In Proceedings Create 2010, Edinburgh, June 2010
Benyon, D. & Mival, O. (2006). Introducing the Companions project: intelligent, persistent, personalised interfaces to the internet. In Proceedings of the 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference HCI 07, 193-194. ISBN 978-1-902505-95-4
The Companions project is a 4 year, EU funded Framework
Programme 6 project involving a consortium of 16 partners
across 8 countries. Its aim is to develop a personalised
Mival, O. (2008). From Lions to Poodles to Armenian Rabbits: embodied conversational agents in the COMPANIONS project. In Proceedings of The Reign of Catz and Dogz Symposium, CHI 2009, Boston, April 2009