A study on persuasive effect of preference of virtual agents

Akihito Yoshii, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    A virtual agent can have a graphical appearance and give users nonverbal information such as gestures and facial expressions. A computer system can construct intimate relationship with and credibility from users using virtual agents. Although related work have been discussing how to make users feel better about computers, a room for discussing effectiveness of letting users choose their favorite characters still exists. If a user's favorite agent is more believable than not favorite one for him/her, the computer system can construct better relationship with the user through an agent. In this paper, we have examined an effect of making user's favorite agent selectable on his/her behavior by conducting an experiment. We divided participants into four groups according to these conditions and ask them to have a conversation with an agent. As a result, we found a possibility of increasing credibility of an agent from users by letting them choose their favorite one.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
    Pages47-55
    Number of pages9
    Volume260 LNEE
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAdvanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom and EMC 2013 -
    Duration: 2013 Aug 232013 Aug 25

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
    Volume260 LNEE
    ISSN (Print)18761100
    ISSN (Electronic)18761119

    Other

    OtherAdvanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom and EMC 2013
    Period13/8/2313/8/25

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    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Yoshii, A., & Nakajima, T. (2014). A study on persuasive effect of preference of virtual agents. In Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (Vol. 260 LNEE, pp. 47-55). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 260 LNEE). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7262-56