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|Title: ||On knowledge representation and perceived design quality|
|Authors: ||Fowler, Caleb L.|
|Keywords: ||Knowledge representation|
Cognitive design studies
|Issue Date: ||17-Apr-2007|
|Publisher: ||Drexel University. College of Information Science and Technology.|
|Series/Report no.: ||IST Research Day 2007 posters|
|Abstract: ||We propose an experiment in the realm of quality and cognitive design, focusing on the
relationship between knowledge representation and problem-solving performance. We
are interested in exploring if the type of knowledge representation of background
knowledge influences individual perceptions of problem-solving performance.
Research has relatively little to say about the relationship between design and
performance. Some work has been conducted on the impact of requirements specification
and design performance. However, to our knowledge, no study has been conducted of the
relationship between knowledge representation and perceived performance.
We believe this research is important because little is known about this avenue of
inquiry and improving human performance may be possible by choosing a knowledge
representation that allows a more accurate self assessment in problem-solving situations.
Our method involves presenting experimental subjects with a two-part web
interface. The first component of the web interface consists of the Arctic Survival
Problem—an expert evaluated task well known in group studies. The second component
consists of a resource guide on winter survival. The experimental variable is the way that
this information is presented. Our dependent variables are self-evaluation (via
questionnaire), and task performance (via expert answers).
Achieving the results we expect will yield an indication that the presentation of
the initial knowledge representation does have an influence on perceived performance.|
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