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This paper addresses knowledge-based authentication systems in self-service technology, presenting the design and evaluation of the Visual Identification Protocol (VIP). The basic idea behind it is to use pictures instead of numbers as a means for user authentication. Three different authentication systems based on images and visual memory were designed and… (More)
This paper presents a preliminary evaluation of Alice, a chatterbot designed in order to elicit anthropomorphic attributions and emotional reactions from those who chat to 'her'. The analysis is based on both transcripts of the interaction and user comments collected in a focus group. Results suggest that the introduction of explicit anthropomorphism in… (More)
This paper describes a practical method for evaluating the usability of human-computer interfaces. The paper specifies the requirements of such a method, and then outlines our work in developing a method to meet this specification. The method is based on the conduct of realistic tasks with an interactive system and the subsequent systematic elicitation of… (More)
Anthers from spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes, including six F1 hybrids, were cultured in a modified liquid N6 medium containing either sucrose or maltose. In every case, use of maltose resulted in greater microspore callus induction and green shoot regeneration than culture in sucrose-containing medium. Induction in maltose medium also allowed… (More)
Our research investigated whether the presence of an interface agent – or virtual assistant (VA) – in a self-service checkout context has behavioural effects on the transaction process during particular tasks. While many participants claimed to have not noticed a VA within the self-service interface, behaviour was still affected, i.e. fewer people made… (More)
This panel discusses biometric technologies from different perspectives in HCI in order to arrive at a coherent response that the community can give in this area. The challenges of doing this will also be of interest in terms of HCI's general influence on topical issues.