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Understanding Multitasking as an Adaptive Strategy Selection Process

JANSSEN, C; (2011) Understanding Multitasking as an Adaptive Strategy Selection Process. Presented at: SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Abstract

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: Conference item (UNSPECIFIED)
Title: Understanding Multitasking as an Adaptive Strategy Selection Process
Event: SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dates: 07 May 2011 - 12 May 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1-4503-0268-5
DOI: 10.1145/1979742.1979687
Publisher version: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1979687&CFID...
Keywords: cognitive models, dialing while driving, multitasking
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/596350
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