A Taxonomy of Social Cues for Conversational Agents

When using the taxonomy, please cite as Feine, J., Gnewuch U., Morana S. and Maedche A. (2019): “A Taxonomy of Social Cues for Conversational Agents” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. To read the paper, please click here.

Social cue: Yawn
Communication system: Auditory
Cue category: Vocalizations
Cue Description
The CA makes a sound of inhaling deeply to express tiredness or boredom.
Cue example
Yawn due to tiredness or boredom.
Cue impact
Yawning is a sign of boredom and as part of a realistic emotion modeling increases the lifelikeness and believability of the agent (Becker et al. 2004).