Université de Neuchâtel

Flexible Coordination of Stationary and Mobile Conversations with Gaze : Resource Allocation among Multiple Joint Activities

Mayor, Eric ; Bangerter, Adrian

In: Frontiers in psychology, 2016, vol. 7, no. art. 1582, p. 1-10

Gaze is instrumental in coordinating face-to-face social interactions. But little is known about gaze use when social interactions co-occur with other joint activities. We investigated the case of walking while talking. We assessed how gaze gets allocated among various targets in mobile conversations, whether allocation of gaze to other targets affects conversational coordination, and whether...

Université de Fribourg

Towards human-centered cyber-physical systems : a modeling approach

Hadorn, Benjamin ; Courant, Michèle ; Hirsbrunner, Béat

(Internal working papers DIUF ; 16-01)

In this paper we present a new CPS model that considers humans as holistic beings, where mind and body operate as a whole and characteristics like creativity and empathy emerge. These characteristics influence the way humans interact and collaborate with technical systems. Our vision is to integrate humans as holistic beings within CPS in order to move towards a human-machine symbiosis. This...

Université de Neuchâtel

Revisiting the piagetian test of conservation of quantities of liquid: argumentation within the adult-child interaction

Arcidiacono, Francesco ; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly

In: Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2009, vol. 3, p. 25-33

The aim of this paper is to explain the interest of revisiting the classical piagetian test of conservation of quantities of liquid, in order to reconsider Piaget's statements about argumentation in children. Contrarily to Piaget, we make the hypothesis that to a certain extent argumentation is co-constructed by the actors within the specific setting in which they interact, i.e. during the...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Argumentation between parents and children : A study of family discussions at mealtime

Bova, Antonio ; Rigotti, Eddo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2013 ; 2013COM005.

In recent years, the family context has emerged as one of the most important contexts for the study of argumentation. The activity of mealtime, in particular, represents a privileged moment for studying how parents and children interact with each other, because it is one of the few moments during the day in which all family members come together and engage in intensive verbal interaction....

Université de Neuchâtel

Managing Third-Party Interruptions in Conversations: Effects of Duration and Conversational Role

Bangerter, Adrian ; Chevalley, Eric ; Derouwaux, Sylvie

In: Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 2010, vol. 29, no. 2, p. 235-244

Dealing with interruptions in collaborative tasks involves two important processes: managing the face of one’s partners and collaboratively reconstructing the topic. In an experiment, pairs were interrupted while narrating personal stories. The duration of the interruption and the conversational role of the target were manipulated. Listeners were more polite than narrators, and longer...

Université de Neuchâtel

Suspending and reinstating collaborative activities

Chevalley, Eric ; Bangerter, Adrian (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2010 ; Th. 2133.

There is an interest in how people coordinate multiple activities with multiple partners, and in particular, how people deal with interruptions. Interruptions happen unexpectedly. They can cause errors and loss of productivity. Effects of interruptions have been studied in individual tasks, but not in collaborative tasks. When pairs deal with an interruption, they have to jointly suspend their...