State Problems in Programming Human-Controlled Devices

  • J.A. Konstan
  • Published 1994 in
    IEEE International Conference on Consumer…


This work analyzes state-based obstacles to programming devices designed for interactive human control. It develops a theory of statelock, a condition in which a control program is unable to synchronize with the state machine underlying the controlled device. It also presents design strategies to avoid statelock and applies these strategies to the home… (More)

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