PsychNology Journal, Volume 2, Number 3, 304 – 330

Analysing interaction problems with cyclic interaction theory: Low-level interaction walkthrough

Hokyoung Ryu
IIMS, Massey University Auckland, New Zealand

Andrew Monk
Department of Psychology University of York, York, England

 

ABSTRACT

This paper aims to develop a brief interface evaluation method on cyclic interaction theory, allowing low-level interaction analysis, i.e., action-effect problems, effect-goal problems, and goal-action problems. It illustrates low-level interaction problems from everyday examples and, in turn, based on cyclic interaction theory a designer review method, the low-level interaction walkthrough, is introduced. The method is a modified version of cognitive walkthrough and the analysis focuses on the issue of direct concern to the practitioner who intends to identify low-level interaction problems in their design specification.

 

KEYWORDS

Cyclic interaction theory, low-level interaction walkthrough, mode, goal reorganisation, goal-action matching. .

 

CITE AS

Ryu H., Monk A. (2004). Analysing interaction problems with cyclic interaction theory: Low-level interaction walkthrough PsychNology Journal, 2(3), 304 – 330. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from www.psychnology.org.

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