Friday, June 23, 2006

Virtual Humans - the Next Generation of HCI?

Human to virtual human interaction...

"Virtual humans are often touted as one of the primary ways in which we will interact with computers in the future and numerous research groups around the world are working hard to make this a reality. Advocates of virtual humans tend to believe that they will make an interaction more natural and engaging and thus enhance cognitive functions such as learning and problem solving.

Opponents of virtual humans argue that humanisation of an interface might have derogatory impact as it may produce false mental models of the virtual human’s capabilities. For example, agents which exhibit human-like behaviour may be perceived as more intelligent than they actually are, which could lead to incorrect expectations about the system’s abilities."   continued ...   (Via Usability News)

The future of HCI?. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

The future of HCI?


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