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System-user Interaction Modeling

Computer-human interaction has been jointly investigated by Computer Scientists and Psychologists. Research in this field provides insights into user response time. A recent survey of user response time models can be found in [17]. Specifically, system-user interaction with menus has been studied in [20,12], and usage of a stylus and soft keyboard has been studied in [24]. Research on human reading speed is discussed in [4]. Another important aspect of system-user interaction modeling is user interface specification. Many formal models have been used for this purpose, such as state-transition diagrams (STD) [27], Petri nets [19], goal-operation-methods-selections [3], and user action notation [10].

Lin Zhong 2003-12-20