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 publicationAdvanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom and EMC 2013
Pages47-55
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 17
EventAdvanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom and EMC 2013 - , Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2013 Aug 232013 Aug 25

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume260 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom and EMC 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
Period13/8/2313/8/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Yoshii, A., & Nakajima, T. (2014). A study on persuasive effect of preference of virtual agents. In Advanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom and EMC 2013 (pp. 47-55). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 260 LNEE). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7262-56