Gray, Schoelles, & Veksler (2004)

Gray, W. D., Schoelles, M. J., & Veksler, V. D. (2004). Simborgs: Towards the building of simulated human users for interactive systems design. In 48th Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 362-366). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Simborgs: Towards the building of simulated human users for interactive systems design

Intelligence analysts require innovative software environments for searching massive databases, hypothesis generation and test, record keeping, crosschecking and so on. Yet, as important as such tools are, their development cannot be allowed to ignore the hard won lessons from cognitive science and human-computer interaction – that human cognition is embodied cognition and that interface design has a large role to play in increasing productivity and reducing human error. We propose an approach to the cognitive engineering of integrated task environments by the use of simulated cyborgs (simBorgs) that combine computational embodied-cognitive models of interactive behavior with artificial intelligence based reasoning components in a simulated task environment. Our goal is the creation of intelligent agents, simBorgs, that will work tirelessly to perform usability testing on various combinations of tasks and interfaces..

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