Daisy: a friendly conversational agent for older adults

James Simpson, Franziska Gaiser, Miroslav MacÍk, Timna Breßgott

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    Abstract

    We present Daisy, a voice-controlled conversational agent embodied as a household potted flower. Daisy has been designed for the needs of older adults, providing companionship in times of social isolation by engaging with them in casual conversation, suggesting relevant activities to keep them connected with their community and having them care for it. Daisy was created using user centered design methods. This paper describes Daisy, our experiences designing conversational agents for older adults and the considerations that are crucial when designing such agents.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces, CUI 2020
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450375443
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2020
    Event2nd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces, CUI 2020 - Bilbao, Spain
    Duration: 22 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

    Publication series

    NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

    Conference

    Conference2nd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces, CUI 2020
    CountrySpain
    CityBilbao
    Period22/07/2024/07/20

    Keywords

    • Companionship
    • Conversational Interface
    • Embodied Agent
    • Older Adults
    • Social Isolation

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