Traveller: An Interactive Cultural Training System Controlled by User-Defined Body Gestures

F. Kistler, E. André, S. Mascarenhas, A. Silva, A. Paiva, D.M. Degens, G.J. Hofstede, E. Krumhuber, A. Kappas, R. Aylett

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In this paper, we describe a cultural training system based on an interactive storytelling approach and a culturally-adaptive agent architecture, for which a user-defined gesture set was created. 251 full body gestures by 22 users were analyzed to find intuitive gestures for the in-game actions in our system. After the analysis we integrated the gestures in our application using our framework for full body gesture recognition. We further integrated a second interaction type which applies a graphical interface controlled with freehand swiping gestures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2013
Subtitle of host publication14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part IV
EditorsP. Kotzé, G. Marsden, G. Lindgaard, J. Wesson, M. Winckler
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)9783642404986
ISBN (Print)9783642404979
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventINTERACT 2013 -
Duration: 2 Sept 20136 Sept 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceINTERACT 2013


  • Cultural Training
  • Depth Sensor
  • Full Body Tracking
  • Interaction
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Kinect
  • User Defined Gestures


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