Cyclic interaction: a unitary approach to intention, action and the environment

@article{Monk1998CyclicIA,
  title={Cyclic interaction: a unitary approach to intention, action and the environment},
  author={Andrew Monk},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1998},
  volume={68},
  pages={95-110}
}
The history of psychological explanation in human-computer interaction (HCI) is reviewed in order to illustrate the notion of cyclic interaction. The claim made is that much real behaviour is usefully thought of as a continuous process of cyclic interaction with the environment. According to this account action leads to changes to the state of the world, these are evaluated with respect to, and in a manner conditioned by, the user's current goals. This evaluation leads to the reformulation of… CONTINUE READING

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