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Designing for Curiosity
Curiosity is a well-studied psychological phenomenon, an important human virtue, a motivating factor underlying learning, an enabler for self-improvement and an impetus for empathy. Curiosity is also a powerful motivating factor designers can leverage to increase user engagement, particularly in applications requiring long-term interaction (e.g., tutoring systems, health tracking tools). In these projects, we explore ways to design systems and agents to elicit and sustain curiosity in end users.
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M. Alaimi, E. Law, K. Pantasdo, P-Y. Oudeyer and H. Sauzeon. Pedagogical Agents for Fostering Question-Asking Skills in Children. In CHI 2020.
N. Chhibber, R. Syed, M. Teng, J. Goh, K. Collins-Thompson and E. Law. "Human Perception of Surprise: A User Study." In Proceedings of SIGIR Computational Surprise Workshop, 2018.
E. Law, V. Cai, E. Liu, S. Sasy, J. Goh, A. Blidaru and D. Kulic. A Wizard-of-Oz Study of Curiosity in Human-Robot Interaction. To appear in IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2017.
E. Law, M. Yin, J. Goh, K. Chen, M. Terry and K. Gajos. "Curiosity Killed the Cat, but Makes Crowdwork Better." In CHI 2016. * Best Paper Honorable Mention