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Empowerment as a metric for Optimization in HCI

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015
EventCHI 2015 Workshop on Principles, Techniques and Perspectives on Optimization and HCI - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Apr 2015 → …

Workshop

WorkshopCHI 2015 Workshop on Principles, Techniques and Perspectives on Optimization and HCI
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/04/15 → …

Abstract

We propose a novel metric for optimizing human-computer interfaces, based on the information-theoretic capacity of empowerment, a task-independent universal utility measure. Empowerment measures, for agent-environment systems with stochastic transitions, how much influence, which can be sensed by the agent sensors, an agent has on its environment. It captures the uncertainty in human-machine systems arising from different sources (i.e. noise, delays, errors, etc.) as a single quantity. We suggest the potential empowerment has as an objective optimality criterion in user interface design optimization, contributing to the more solid theoretical foundations of HCI.

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