Recent developments in HCI
Implementing cultural models in human–computer interaction
In this article I critically discuss four studies in the area of Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) research. The focus is on distinct dimensions of culture including both verbal and para-verbal behavior in communication. My discussion is grounded in Weigand’s (2010) theory of dialogic action games (DAG), a pragma-linguistic theory which is based on a view of language as language action. The main question is whether or not the presented research leads in a direction towards making computers believable dialog partners.
Keywords: dialog, body language, emotions, negotiation, human–computer interaction, culture
Published online: 14 December 2012