ERIC Number: ED175436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Modeling User Behavior in Computer Learning Tasks.
Mantei, Marilyn M.
Model building techniques from Artifical Intelligence and Information-Processing Psychology are applied to human-computer interface tasks to evaluate existing interfaces and suggest new and better ones. The model is in the form of an augmented transition network (ATN) grammar which is built by applying grammar induction heuristics on a sequential record of a user's interaction with a computer system. A computer-aided instruction experiment is described which illustrates the model building technique. Variations in the task presentation are constructed in the ATN grammar and used to pinpoint interface design problems. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)