Accession Number : ADA303246

Title :   An Overview of the EPIC Architecture for Cognition and Performance with Application to Human-Computer Interaction.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Jan 92-5 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DIV OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Kieras, David E. ; Meyer, David E.

PDF Url : ADA303246

Report Date : 05 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : EPIC (Executive Process-Interactive Control) is a cognitive architecture especially suited for modeling human multimodal and multiple task performance. The EPIC architecture includes peripheral sensory-motor processors surrounding a production-rule cognitive processor, and is being used to construct precise computational models for a variety of HCI situations. Some of these models are briefly illustrated here to demonstrate how EPIC clarifies basic properties of human performance and provides usefully precise accounts of performance speed and accuracy.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *INFORMATION PROCESSING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COGNITION, ACCURACY, MEMORY DEVICES, ERROR ANALYSIS, PRECISION, MULTIPROCESSORS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MANUAL OPERATION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, AUDITORY PERCEPTION, PERIPHERAL VISION, PRODUCTION MODELS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE