The Nature of Device Models: The Yoked State Space Hypothesis and Some Experiments With Text Editors

  title={The Nature of Device Models: The Yoked State Space Hypothesis and Some Experiments With Text Editors},
  author={Stephen J. Payne and Helen R. Squibb and Andrew Howes},
  journal={Human-Computer Interaction},
To construct a conceptual model of a device, the user must conceptualize the device's representation of the task domain. This knowledge can be represented by three components: a device-based problem space, which specifies the ontology of the device in terms of the objects that can be manipulated and their interrelations, plus the operators that perform the manipulations; a goal space, which represents the objects in terms of which user's goals are expressed; and a semantic mapping, which… CONTINUE READING
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