Virtual pedagogical agents: Naturalism vs. stylization

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Abstract

In discussions on naturalism vs. stylization in the design of virtual pedagogical agents (VPAs), the smooth communication argument is one of the most central in favour of visual naturalism. Yet, this argument dissolves if we separate design into the levels of: (l) linguistic performance, where the support for naturalism is strong; (2) dynamic visual appearance, in the sense of bodily behaviour, with increasing design freedom still matching positive user responses; and (3) static visual appearance, as the under lying, inanimate, visual model, with naturalism a well defined state, but stylization spanning a complex, multidimensional design space. A comparison with cartoons and animated movies here suggest a potential for stylized designs.

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  • Learning
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (Intelligent Virtual Agents)
EditorsJonathan Gratch, Michael Young, Ruth Aylett, Daniel Ballin, Patrick Olivier
PublisherSpringer
Pages455-455
Volume4133/2006
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-37593-7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventThe 6:th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2006) - Marina Del Rey, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Aug 212006 Aug 23

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Volume4133/2006
ISSN (Print)1611-3349
ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743

Conference

ConferenceThe 6:th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2006)
CountryUnited States
CityMarina Del Rey, CA
Period2006/08/212006/08/23