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Human-Computer Interaction. Design and Development Approaches

Volume 6761 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 121-130

Message Oriented Middleware for Flexible Wizard of Oz Experiments in HCI

  • Mirko OttoAffiliated withDepartment of Knowledge Processing and Language Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke-University
  • , Rafael FriesenAffiliated withDepartment of Knowledge Processing and Language Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke-University
  • , Dietmar RösnerAffiliated withDepartment of Knowledge Processing and Language Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke-University

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Abstract

Wizard of Oz (WOZ) systems and WOZ experiments are an important tool for basic and applied research in HCI. We report about using SEMAINE as a flexible component based middleware with a loose coupling of components as software infrastructure for WOZ experiments in human companion interaction. We focus on our experimental WOZ designs, their realisation within the SEMAINE framework and lessons learned from deploying the implemented solutions as the basis for ongoing controlled experiments with 120 subjects.

Keywords

Wizard of Oz Companion Systems Emotion Multimodal Message Oriented Middleware SEMAINE