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Consistency of personality in interactive characters: verbal cues, non-verbal cues, and user characteristics
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This study examined whether people would interpret and respond to verbal (text) and non-verbal cues (posture) of personality in interactive characters just as they interpret cues from a person. Expand
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Truth is beauty: researching embodied conversational agents
(1941) argues that the sole criterion for excellent research is that the researcher produces " beauty. " While seemingly ineffable and frustratingly imprecise, Hardy instead suggests that creatingExpand
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Game Usability: Advancing the Player Experience
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How Games Move Us - Emotion by Design
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This is a renaissance moment for video games -- in the variety of genres they represent, and the range of emotional territory they cover. Expand
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Biometric-rich gestures: a novel approach to authentication on multi-touch devices
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In this paper, we present a novel multi-touch gesture-based authentication technique that combines biometric techniques with gestural input and shows great promise as an authentication mechanism. Expand
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Guidelines for the Design of Movement-Based Games and Their Relevance to HCI
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Movement-based digital games are becoming increasingly popular, yet there is limited comprehensive guidance on how to design these games. Expand
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Better Game Characters by Design - A Psychological Approach
  • K. Isbister
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • The Morgan Kaufmann series in interactive 3D…
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Game Usability - Advice from the Experts for Advancing the Player Experience
I. What is usability and why should I care? A. Overview chapter Isbister and Schaffer (Editors) Introduces key concepts and positions book for primary audiences: game developers and students aspiringExpand
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The sensual evaluation instrument: developing an affective evaluation tool
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We describe the development and initial testing of a tool for self-assessment of affect while interacting with computer systems: Sensual Evaluation Instrument. Expand
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Helper agent: designing an assistant for human-human interaction in a virtual meeting space
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This paper introduces a new application area for agents in the computer interface: the support of human-human interaction in virtual environments. Expand
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