Mapping the demographics of virtual humans

Rabia Khan, Antonella De Angeli

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a census of 147 virtual agents, by examining and reporting on their physical and demographical characteristics. The study shows that the vast majority of agents developed are from a white ethnic background. Overall, female agents tend to be more photo realistic than their male counterparts who are more cartoon like. These findings highlight current stereotypes in relation to agents and contribute to a deeper understanding of virtual worlds. © 2007 Rabia Khan, Antonella De Angeli.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPeople and Computers XXI HCI.But Not as We Know It - Proceedings of HCI 2007: The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference|People Comput. HCI.But Not We Know It - Proc. HCI: Br. HCI Group Annu. Conf.
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event21st British HCI Group Annual Conference: People and Computers XXI HCI.But Not as We Know It, HCI 2007 - Lancaster
    Duration: 1 Jul 2007 → …

    Conference

    Conference21st British HCI Group Annual Conference: People and Computers XXI HCI.But Not as We Know It, HCI 2007
    CityLancaster
    Period1/07/07 → …

    Keywords

    • Age
    • Agents
    • Embodiment
    • Gender
    • Race

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