Conversing with children: cartoon and video people elicit similar conversational behaviors

  title={Conversing with children: cartoon and video people elicit similar conversational behaviors},
  author={Jennifer Hyde and Sara B. Kiesler and Jessica K. Hodgins and Elizabeth Jeanne Carter},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
Interactive animated characters have the potential to engage and educate children, but there is little research on children's interactions with animated characters and real people. We conducted an experiment with 69 children between the ages of 4 and 10 years to investigate how they might engage in conversation differently if their interactive partner appeared as a cartoon character or as a person. A subset of the participants interacted with characters that displayed exaggerated and damped… 

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