Baylor, A. L. (2005). The Impact of Pedagogical Agent Image on Affective Outcomes. Proceedings of Workshop “Affective Interactions: The Computer in the Affective Loop” at the 10th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, San Diego, California. (pp. 1-6), ACM Press.
Publication year: 2005

In this paper, we summarize and interpret results from six experimental studies that investigate the impact of
pedagogical agent image on affective and motivational outcomes. The evidence to date suggests that the image of
an interface agent should be carefully designed while considering student characteristics for optimal affective interactions. Preliminary design guidelines with respect to agent gender, ethnicity and realism are provided, based on the most salient results.