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This pervasive day: creative Interactive methods for encouraging public engagement with FET research (2011)
Journal Article
Helgason, I., Bradley, J., Egan, C., Paechter, B., & Hart, E. (2011). This pervasive day: creative Interactive methods for encouraging public engagement with FET research. Procedia Computer Science, 7, 207-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2011.09.028

This paper describes a case study of a programme of interactive public engagement activities presented by the PerAda Co-ordination Action project (FET Proactive Initiative on Pervasive Adaptation) [1] in 2011. The intention behind these events was to... Read More about This pervasive day: creative Interactive methods for encouraging public engagement with FET research.

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.

This pervasive day: design and development case study. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Helgason, I., Bradley, J., & Egan, C. (2011, March). This pervasive day: design and development case study. Paper presented at i-Docs, A Symposium on Interactive Documentary

This presentation will describe the development process, and the underpinning rationale, behind a multi-format, interactive exhibition and online documentary. This project, to be presented at the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Scien... Read More about This pervasive day: design and development case study..

Wizard of Oz Experiments for a companion dialogue system: eliciting companionable conversation. (2010)
Conference Proceeding
Webb, N., Benyon, D., Bradley, J., Hansen, P., & Mival, O. (2010). Wizard of Oz Experiments for a companion dialogue system: eliciting companionable conversation. In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)

Working within the EU funded COMPANIONS program, we report recent work with a Wizard of Oz (WoZ) dialogue collection system. COMPANION systems require complex models of dialogue, and new models of evaluation. Wizard of Oz dialogues give us a mechani... Read More about Wizard of Oz Experiments for a companion dialogue system: eliciting companionable conversation..

Companions and new forms of interaction design. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
Mival, O., & Bradley, J. (2009). Companions and new forms of interaction design. In Proceedings The European Future Technologies Conference, FET09, Prague, April 2009

Wizard of Oz experiments for Companions. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
Bradley, J., Mival, O., & Benyon, D. (2009). Wizard of Oz experiments for Companions. In Proceedings British HCI 2009 (313-317)

Wizard of Oz experiments allow designers and developers to see the reactions of people as they interact with to-bedeveloped technologies. At the Centre for Interaction Design at Edinburgh Napier University we are developing a Wizard of Oz system... Read More about Wizard of Oz experiments for Companions..

PhotoPal: companionship, sharing and the digital echo. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
Mival, O., O'Keefe, B., Bradley, J., Roa-Seiler, N., & Benyon, D. (2008). PhotoPal: companionship, sharing and the digital echo. In Proceedings of CHI Collocated Social Practices Surrounding Photos Workshop

This short paper introduces the research of the 14 partner, EU Framework 6 project, COMPANIONS. It focuses on the development of PhotoPal, a multimodal system harnessing the cutting edge of speech recognition, natural language understanding and d... Read More about PhotoPal: companionship, sharing and the digital echo..