Roa Seïler, N. Towards an Emotionally Intelligent Interaction Strategy for Multimodal Embodied Conversational Agents acting as Companions. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/462318
Existing Human Computer Interaction (HCI) strategies are seriously limited by current technologies. These are neither sensitive nor accurate enough to respond to users’ emotio...
Yorkstone, S. (2016). Lean universities. In Netland, T. & Powell, D. J. (Eds.). The Routledge Companion to Lean ManagementTaylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 978-1138920590
This chapter examines lean implementation in higher education (HE) institutions. There is evidence of lean initiatives beginning in HE in the US in the early 2000s; there is a...
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...
The COMPANIONS project developed virtual Companions for conversation to change the way people think about the relationships between people, computers and the Internet. This work has resulted system th...
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...
Hutton, P., Morrison, A. P. & Taylor, H. (2012). Brief cognitive behavioural therapy for hallucinations: Can it help people who decide not to take antipsychotic medication? A case report. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 40(1), 111-116. ISSN 1352-4658
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be helpful for many people who experience psychosis; however most research trials have been conducted with people also taki...
Greggans, A., & Conlon, M. M. M. (2008). Critical companionship - the lived experience. In A. Titchen, & B. McCormack (Eds.), Revealing Nursing Expertise Through Practitioner InquiryWiley-Blackwell
Willis, A., Gjersoe, N., Havard, C., Kerridge, J. & Kukla, R. (2004). Human movement behaviour in urban spaces: Implications for the design and modelling of effective pedestrian environments. Environment and planning. B, Planning & design. 31, 805-828. doi:10.1068/b3060. ISSN 1472-3417
Despite a burgeoning research effort directed at the design and modelling of effective urban spaces for pedestrians, remarkably little is known about how pedestrians actually ...
Frayn, A. (2018). Ford and the First World War. In The Routledge Research Companion to Ford Madox FordTaylor & Francis
This chapter surveys Ford Madox Ford's writings about war. He was conscious of war writing by the beginning of the twentieth century via his friendship with Stephen Crane; th...
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...
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...
Smyth, M. & Helgason, I. (2008). Fragments of place : revealing sense of place through shared phone images.
Is an interactive new media art installation that explores how the sharing of images, normally hidden on mobile phones, can reveal more about people's sense of place and this ...
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...
Bradley, J., Mival, O., & Benyon, D. (2007). A novel architecture for designing by Wizard of Oz. In Proceedings CREATE08, London, June 2008