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Evidence for the Domainy-Device and Devicey-Device Distinction

Cox, AL; Young, RM; (2003) Evidence for the Domainy-Device and Devicey-Device Distinction. In: Schmalhofer, F and Young, R and Katz, G, (eds.) (Proceedings) Eurocogsci 03 : The European Cognitive Science Conference 2003. (pp. 85 - 90). Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc

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Abstract

This paper describes an experiment that provides evidence to support the distinction between different kinds of device made by Cox & Young (2000). It is hypothesised that limiting the number of interactions participants are allowed during a period of exploration of an interactive device can result in enhanced levels of performance on tasks only if the interactive device itself is a devicey-device rather than a domainy-device. The results demonstrate that after a period of unstructured exploration, participants are able to complete a number of tasks with greater efficiency than the baseline. However, only those who have been limited by the number of interactions they have with the device can complete the most complex tasks with high levels of efficiency comparable to those who have conducted focused exploration.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Evidence for the Domainy-Device and Devicey-Device Distinction
Event:Eurocogsci 03 : The European Cognitive Science Conference 2003
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre

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