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ThinkMind // COGNITIVE 2014, The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications // View article cognitive_2014_3_30_40065


ACT-R Meets Usability

Authors:
Nele Russwinkel
Sabine Prezenski

Keywords: Keywords-usability; cognitive modeling; ACT-R; mobile applications;

Abstract:
The usability of two different versions (A and B) of a smartphone shopping list application is evaluated via user tests and cognitive modeling. The shopping list application allows users to select different products out of different stores. Version A has less menu-depth than version B. The results show that less product-search time is required for version B. This benefit of version B over A declines, as users become more experienced. Advantages of modeling approaches and disadvantages of empirical data are discussed. It is shown that cognitive modeling approaches with ACT-R are a powerful tool for model based usability testing.

Pages: 62 to 65

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2014

Publication date: May 25, 2014

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4197

ISBN: 978-1-61208-340-7

Location: Venice, Italy

Dates: from May 25, 2014 to May 29, 2014

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