ACM MobileHCI 2020

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El artículo "Voice Assistants as Learning Companions: An Initial Exploration With Computer Science Students", realizado por Sergio Sayago, miembro de GRIHO e investigador y docente de la EPS en su Campus Igualada-UdL, ha sido aceptado en el prestigioso congreso internacional ACM MobileHCI 2020.

"The Mobile HCI Conference Series has shaped research, development and practice in mobile devices and services for over two decades now. In 2020, the conference will expand its horizon of mobile interaction. MobileHCI brings together people from diverse areas which provides a multidisciplinary forum for academics, hardware and software developers, designers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for effective interaction with and through mobile devices, applications, and services"

Sobre el artículo:

"With the hands-free and mobile interaction capabilities, and conversational potential, Voice Assistants (VA) like Apple Siri and Google Assistant can become ubiquitous learning companions that students wear in their pockets. Yet, studies addressing the potential and challenges of using VA in education are scant in Human-Computer Interaction. To begin filling this gap, this paper is an initial, qualitative exploration of how smartphone-based VA like Apple Siri and Google Assistant play the role of learning companions of Computer Science (CS) students. Without having been designed for this purpose, there is room for thinking that neither Apple Siri nor Google Assistant can play this role. Yet, the results of a participant observational study conducted over a semester in two modules, show that Apple Siri played the role of a convenient and motivating collaborator, who also clashed with, and changed, students’ perceived use of VA. Open-ended questions prompted by this study are raised"

La versión aceptada del artículo puede leerse en el blog académico de Sergio Sayago. Más adelante se podrá leer la versión definitiva publicada en ACM DL.