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Workspace Availability and Soft Constraints

Title: Workspace Availability and Soft Constraints.
Name(s): Dachoach, Avner, author
Charness, Neil, professor directing thesis
Boot, Walter R., committee member
Ehrlinger, Joyce, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: According to the soft constraints hypothesis (SCH), when engaging in an interactive task, behavior could be broken down into selection between perceptual-motor and cognitive components. This approach holds that effort (measured in the time cost to perform each routine) guides selection, where quicker routines are more likely to be selected regardless of their origin (i.e., perceptual-motor or cognitive). This study examined the influence of SCH on a novel aspect of the task; the workspace area, where information was to be inputted. Study results support the idea that workspace availability influences the cost-benefit tradeoff driving soft constraints, and that the nature of that influence is guided by the role of the workspace area.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0859 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: July 5, 2011.
Keywords: Soft Constraints, Interface Design
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Neil Charness, Professor Directing Thesis; Walter R. Boot, Committee Member; Joyce Ehrlinger, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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