Helping Seniors Cope with Loneliness: ElliQ’s Usage Data Takeaways

For many older adults, opting to age in place at home (rather than moving to an independent or assisted living facility) has a variety of substantial...

5 Empathetic Design Principles for Successful Human-Agent Interaction

At our core, humans are social beings. We’re naturally inclined to seek out and form connections and attachments with those around us, whether they’re...

Shifting from Voice Assistants to Empathetic Digital Companions

In today’s digital world, the way in which we interact with machines is rapidly changing. Thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence,...

Designing with Expression in Mind

The more complex technology becomes, the more crucial the role of design is in keeping experiences accessible and intuitive. In this way, the idea of...

Designing ElliQ, Part II: The Detachable Screen

It’s obvious from looking at ElliQ that she doesn’t look like what you’d expect from a regular robot. Even more so, she looks very different from the...

Designing ElliQ, Part I: Name and Face

Since the earliest times of human innovation, we have used names to impart personality and humanity into our tools and possessions. While the uncanny...

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