Persuasive Dialogue for Older Adults: Promoting and Encouraging Social Interaction

John Paul Vargheese, Somayajulu Sripada, Judith Masthoff, Nir Oren, Patricia Schofield, Vicki L. Hanson

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We describe a persuasive dialogue component for promoting and encouraging social interaction for older adults. In order to identify effective persuasive strategies we conducted an interview study with formal carers for older adults. From the results of our study we have identified 6 persuasive strategies, information requirements and developed a model using rules for assessing older adult profiles and applying persuasive strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Perspectives
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450318990
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2013
Event31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013 (Link to Official Website)


Conference31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013
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  • Older adults
  • Persuasive dialogue
  • Social isolation
  • Telecare

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