In this paper, we present a preliminary study aimed at improving the users' mental model of an automatic smart home system based on trigger-action rules. We hypothesized that a computational model of how the rules are evaluated and activated, coupled with a linguistic form of the rules that clarifies the difference between events and states, may improve accuracy in identifying buggy rules, which may eventually increase end-users' acceptance of this type of systems. This pilot study was conducted with non-programmers and provided some evidence in support of this hypothesis.

If when is better than if (and while might help): on the importance of influencing mental models in EUD (a pilot study) / Gallitto, G.; Treccani, B.; Zancanaro, M.. - 2702:(2020), pp. 7-11. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 1st International Workshop on Empowering People in Dealing with Internet of Things Ecosystems, EMPATHY 2020 tenutosi a Island of Ischia; Italy nel 29 September 2020 through.

If when is better than if (and while might help): on the importance of influencing mental models in EUD (a pilot study)

Gallitto G.;Treccani B.;Zancanaro M.
2020

Abstract

In this paper, we present a preliminary study aimed at improving the users' mental model of an automatic smart home system based on trigger-action rules. We hypothesized that a computational model of how the rules are evaluated and activated, coupled with a linguistic form of the rules that clarifies the difference between events and states, may improve accuracy in identifying buggy rules, which may eventually increase end-users' acceptance of this type of systems. This pilot study was conducted with non-programmers and provided some evidence in support of this hypothesis.
CEUR Workshop Proceedings
Aachen
CEUR-WS
Gallitto, G.; Treccani, B.; Zancanaro, M.
If when is better than if (and while might help): on the importance of influencing mental models in EUD (a pilot study) / Gallitto, G.; Treccani, B.; Zancanaro, M.. - 2702:(2020), pp. 7-11. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 1st International Workshop on Empowering People in Dealing with Internet of Things Ecosystems, EMPATHY 2020 tenutosi a Island of Ischia; Italy nel 29 September 2020 through.
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