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How Was Your Day? evaluating a conversational companion (2012)
Journal Article
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 tasks and goals. The development of this type of Companion technology require... Read More about How Was Your Day? evaluating a conversational companion.

Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent (2011)
Journal Article
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 generating appropriate affective responses, selecting the overall shape of the... Read More about Interaction strategies for an affective conversational agent.

Responsive environments, place and presence. (2005)
Journal Article
McCall, R., O'Neill, S., Carroll, F., Benyon, D., & Smyth, M. (2005). Responsive environments, place and presence. PsychNology journal, 3, 34-74

This paper examines the effect that changing arena (i.e. an immersive CAVE or head mounted display) and adding an augmented barrier has on the sense of place and presence in two photo-realistic virtual environments. Twenty eight subjects (17 male, 1... Read More about Responsive environments, place and presence..