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Animated Characters in Bullying Intervention

Woods, Sarah, Hall, Lynne, Sobral, D, Dautenhahn, K and Wolke, D (2003) Animated Characters in Bullying Intervention. In: Intelligent Virtual Agents. 4th International Workshop, IVA 2003, Kloster Irsee, Germany, September 15-17, 2003. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2792 . Springer Link, Berlin, pp. 310-314. ISBN 978-3-540-20003-1

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The VICTEC (Virtual ICT with Empathic Characters) project explores the use of animated characters in virtual environments for educational issues, such as bullying behaviour. 76 participants evaluated a prototype of the VICTEC demonstrator. Results revealed high story believability with character conversation rated as convincing and interesting whilst character movement was poorly rated. The results imply that poor physical aspects of characters do not have detrimental effects on story believability and interest levels.

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Depositing User: Glenda Young


Item ID: 4399
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ISBN: 978-3-540-20003-1
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 15:14
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:36


Author: Lynne Hall ORCID iD
Author: Sarah Woods
Author: D Sobral
Author: K Dautenhahn
Author: D Wolke

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Faculty of Technology > School of Computer Science
Faculty of Technology > FOT Executive


Computing > Human-Computer Interaction

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