A user-tracing architecture for modeling interaction with the world wide web

Peter Pirolli, Wai-Tat Fu, Robert Reeder, Stuart K. Card

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Abstract

We have developed a methodology for studying and analyzing the psychology of users performing ecologically valid WWW tasks. A user trace is a record of all significant states and events in the user-WWW interaction based on eye tracking data, application-level logs, and think-aloud protocols. A user-tracing architecture has been implemented for developing simulation models of user-WWW interaction and for comparing a simulation model (SNIF-ACT) against user-trace data. The user tracing architecture compares each action of the SNIF-ACT simulation directly against observed user actions. The model and architecture have been used to successfully match detailed user trace data from four users working on two tasks each.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2002
Pages75-83
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventWorking Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2002 - Trento, Italy
Duration: May 22 2002May 24 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI

Other

OtherWorking Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2002
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTrento
Period5/22/025/24/02

Keywords

  • ACT-R
  • SNIF-ACT
  • information foraging
  • user models
  • user tracing
  • world wide web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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