Designing an embodied conversational agent for a learning space

Michal Rinott, Shachar Geiger, Neil Nenner, Ori Topaz, Ayelet Karmon, Kiersten Blake

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Abstract

We present an embodied conversational assistant (CA) designed specifically for a learning space. We first relate the attributes of our learning space and the needs and opportunities that led to the creation of our CA. We then describe its main qualities, including the mutual assistance designed between the CA and its users. We present a visual narrative of the process of designing and implementing the CA prototype, including scenario building, form making, interaction design, engineering, and textile design. We describe the working prototype and initial trials with students. Finally, we discuss the rich potential of designing embodied CAs for specific learning spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Subtitle of host publicationNowhere and Everywhere
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1324-1335
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384766
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere, DIS 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 28 Jun 20212 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameDIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere

Conference

Conference2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere, DIS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period28/06/212/07/21

Keywords

  • Conversational Assistants
  • Embodiment
  • Learning spaces

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