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  • Influence
Gender Differences in the Impact of Presentational Factors in Human Character Animation on Decisions in Ethical Dilemmas
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Simulated humans in computer interfaces are increasingly taking on roles that were once reserved for real humans. Expand
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An Improved Usability Measure Based on Novice and Expert Performance
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The novice–expert ratio method (NEM) pinpoints user interface design problems by identifying the steps in a task that have a high ratio of novice to expert completion time. Expand
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The uncanny valley does not interfere with level 1 visual perspective taking
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A novel theory proposes that the more human or less eerie a character looks, the more it interferes with level 1 visual perspective taking when the character's perspective differs from that of the human observer. Expand
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Systematic Heuristic Evaluation of Computerized Consultation Order Templates: Clinicians’ and Human Factors Engineers’ Perspectives
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We assessed the usability of consultation order templates and identified problems to prioritize in design efforts for improving referral communication. Expand
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Receptive to bad reception: Jerky motion can make persuasive messages more effective
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We manipulated the jerkiness of an actor's movements in a computer-delivered video to examine its effect on responses to a hypothetical medical scenario. Expand
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Does social desirability bias favor humans? Explicit-implicit evaluations of synthesized speech support a new HCI model of impression management
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We propose a dual-process model of impression management in human-computer interaction and show that, although machines may elicit social responses in people, they do not generally elicit conscious impression management strategies. Expand
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Toward Monitoring and Increasing Exercise Adherence in Older Adults by Robotic Intervention: A Proof of Concept Study
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Socially assistive robots have the potential to improve the quality of life of older adults by encouraging and guiding their performance of rehabilitation exercises while offering cognitive stimulation and companionship. Expand
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A cognitive systems engineering design approach to improve the usability of electronic order forms for medical consultation
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We identified physicians' cognitive requirements and challenges when completing electronic medical consultation orders. Expand
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Usability evaluation of a medication reconciliation tool: Embedding safety probes to assess users' detection of medication discrepancies
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This is one of the first studies to evaluate the usability of a collaborative medication reconciliation tool and assess HCPs' and patients' detection of medication discrepancies. Expand
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Sending an Avatar to Do a Human's Job: Compliance with Authority Persists Despite the Uncanny Valley
  • H. Patel, K. MacDorman
  • Computer Science, History
  • PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
  • 1 February 2015
TLDR
We examine the effect of mismatched realism on persuasiveness of computer-animated interfaces that are uncannily human, and we find that even though they appear less human, they are highly persuasive. Expand
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