Can Interactive Digital Gameplay Lower Stress Hormone Levels in Home Alone Dogs?

Earlier this year in October Annika Geurtsen, Maarten H. Lamers and Marcel Schaaf wrote a Springer journal article for Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2015) on a case study to see if ‘Interactive Digital Gameplay Can Lower Stress Hormone Levels in Home Alone Dogs’. This exploratory work focuses on measuring cortisol levels in dogs, which has been … Continue reading Can Interactive Digital Gameplay Lower Stress Hormone Levels in Home Alone Dogs?

HCI 2016: Using Behavioural Information to Help Owners Gather Requirements from their Dogs’ Responses to Media Technology

Yesterday I presented my full paper at HCI 2016, in Brighton! What is the paper on? The paper is in the field of Animal Computer Interaction (ACI), which is how animals and humans are involved in technology. My paper looked at how to gather requirements and evaluations from dogs: their feedback. This can be a challenge with non-verbal … Continue reading HCI 2016: Using Behavioural Information to Help Owners Gather Requirements from their Dogs’ Responses to Media Technology

Can Inanimate Objects Influence Dogs Food Choices?

Today I found a lovely paper on ResearchGate exploring the social relationships and their representations between computer machinery and dogs. The authors (Judit Abdai, Anna Gergely, Eszter Petro, Jozef Topal and Adam Miklosi) present a methodology of presenting a dog with two plates of food (one with one sausage and one with six) letting them choose … Continue reading Can Inanimate Objects Influence Dogs Food Choices?