ISCA Archive SMMD 1991
ISCA Archive SMMD 1991

Multi-modal interactions in MMI2 design dialogues

Pierre Falzon

The purpose of this text is to report on some multi-modal dialogue phenomena spotted in the design dialogues gathered in MMI2 (Esprit project #2474). The text is an account on observed multi-modal phenomena, not an attempt to analyze them. The dialogues from which the phenomena are extracted have been obtained in an experiment (Cahour, 1989). Ten subjects had to solve two problems of computer network design. They could get help from an expert. Communication with the expert was computer-mediated, and used both verbal and graphic interaction. The problems had been previously defined in collaboration with the expert the first problem consists of designing a network for a research department and the second one consists in designing a network connecting different buildings in a university. According to the expert, these problems are typical and of average difficulty. The 10 subjects differed in computer education and in type and level of knowledge about network design.

Cite as: Falzon, P. (1991) Multi-modal interactions in MMI2 design dialogues. Proc. 2nd VENACO Workshop - The Structure of Multimodal Dialogue, 11-16

  author={Pierre Falzon},
  title={{Multi-modal interactions in MMI2 design dialogues}},
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd VENACO Workshop - The Structure of Multimodal Dialogue},