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Temporal and Spatial Design of Explanations in a Multimodal System

  • Florian Nothdurft
  • Frank Honold
  • Wolfgang Minker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9732)

Abstract

Modern dialog systems are known to act user-specific. They apply individual decisions for content presentation and course adaptation. However, it is still an open research question how additional, but required explanations should be integrated best into a given dialog structure. Previous research focused on the improvement of user knowledge models and its fine-grained use in human-computer interaction, but does not directly address the temporal and spatial aspects of presentation when it comes to explanations. In this paper, we introduce different strategies for an ad-hoc integration of required explanations. We describe a user study, and show which parameters from the fields of user experience, personality, and cognitive load theory have what effects on the applied strategies. We expect that our findings can help to increase usability and decrease unwanted cognitive load.

Keywords

Dialog Adaption Multimodal Explanation HCI 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was supported by the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 62 “Companion-Technology for Cognitive Technical Systems” which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Nothdurft
    • 1
  • Frank Honold
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Minker
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Communications EngineeringUlm UniversityUlmGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Media InformaticsUlm UniversityUlmGermany

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