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):

Report Date:

1995-12-05

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE