A REVIEW OF HUMAN-HUMAN NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION: ITS POTENTIAL FOR USE IN HUMAN-COMPUTER DIALOGUE

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Authors
  1. Fisher, D.A.
  2. McCann, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Humans are expert at conveying messages nonverbally, through gestures, body position, eye dilation, and facial expression. Designers of human-computer interfaces might capitalize on these well-learned nonverbal protocols for transmitting messages. This report begins with a review of the literature on nonverbal human-human communication, categorizing nonverbal messages into five major groups: emblems, illustrators, affect displays, regulators, adaptors. This categorization is made on the basis of function. A further subdivision is made based on the modality (e.g., hand, eye) used to transmit messages in each category. Subsequent sections review the computer-based devices that are now available for sensing nonverbal input and give some examples of input procedures or protocols that have been developed for those devices in particular applications. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-91-78 —
Date of publication
15 Oct 1991
Number of Pages
47
DSTKIM No
92-00581
CANDIS No
103477
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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