- Current Work
ECAs in computer and video games.
Continuing research into and application of principles from social psychology
that can be used to improve game characters. Reflected in a course taught
at Rensselaer, and in a forthcoming book by Professor Isbister:
Better Game Characters by Design: A Psychological Approach,
to be released by Morgan Kaufman in fall, 2005.
- Past Work
Design of ECAs for user training, web help and sales, evacuation
training, and other application areas.
Exploration of cross-cultural applications for ECAs.
Research conducted during a one-year postdoctoral position at NTT in
Japan, examining potential applications of ECAs in assisting people
from different cultures.
Examination of body language and cue consistency in ECAs. Study of the
of intelligence and creation of an interactive