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Papers/Notes: Avatars and Virtual Environments

Tuesday, April 13
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where Are You Pointing? The Accuracy of Deictic Pointing in CVEs
Nelson Wong, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Carl Gutwin, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

We investigate how well people can point and interpret the direction of another person's pointing gesture. Our results show that deixis can be successful in CVEs for many pointing situations.

Lie Tracking: Social Presence, Truth and Deception in Avatar-Mediated Telecommunication
William Steptoe, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
Anthony Steed, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
Aitor Rovira, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
John Rae, School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, UK

Investigates user behavior, social presence and media richness during truthful and deceptive interaction in avatar- and video-mediated telecommunication. Discusses implications for the design of future visual telecommunication media interfaces.

Embodied Social Proxy: Mediating Interpersonal Connection in Hub-and-Satellite Teams
Gina Venolia, Microsoft Research, USA
John Tang, Microsoft Research, USA
Ruy Cervantes Fregoso, UC Irvine, USA
Sara Bly, Sara Bly Consulting, USA
George Robertson, Microsoft Research, USA
Bongshin Lee, Microsoft Research, USA
Kori Inkpen, Microsoft Research, USA

We developed a telepresence device which represents a remote coworker in his otherwise-collocated team. We found that the device's continuous physical presence made the remote worker more socially present.

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