Software Documentation with Animated Agents

  title={Software Documentation with Animated Agents},
  author={Fiorella de Rosis and Berardina De Carolis and Sebastiano Pizzutilo},
We show how a formal model of interaction can be employed to generate documentation on how to use an application, in the form of an Animated Agent. The formal model we employ is XDM (Context-Sensitive Dialog Modeling), an extension of Coloured Petri Nets that enables representing user-adapted interfaces, simulating their behaviour in different contexts and making semaiutomatic pre-empirical evaluations of consistency and complexity. XDM-Agent is a personality-rich animated character that uses… CONTINUE READING


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