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Understanding Multitasking as an Adaptive Strategy Selection Process

JANSSEN, C; (2011) Understanding Multitasking as an Adaptive Strategy Selection Process. In: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. (pp. 1041 - 1044). ACM Press: New York.

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The promotion of mobile devices within the field of HCI makes it necessary to better understand how these devices are used in multitasking contexts, so as to prevent accidents. In these contexts, users must choose how to allocate their attention to the tasks that they are engaged in. Using computational cognitive models, I demonstrate why users interleave tasks in particular patterns: to comply with priority objectives and to optimize performance. In future work, I will investigate how users learn to perform in optimum ways, so as to be able to predict performance during a first encounter with novel situations and interfaces.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Understanding Multitasking as an Adaptive Strategy Selection Process
Event:SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems
Location:Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dates:2011-05-07 - 2011-05-12
Publisher version:http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1979687&CFID=22420292&CFTOKEN=48104199
Keywords:cognitive models, dialing while driving, multitasking
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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