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Publication Citation: ACT-Touch Reference Manual, Working Draft

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Author(s): Kristen Greene; Franklin Tamborello;
Title: ACT-Touch Reference Manual, Working Draft
Published: August 15, 2013
Abstract: ACT-Touch is a set of manual motor request extensions for ACT-R 6 (Adaptive Control of Thought-Rational, hereafter, ACT-R) . These manual request extensions constitute theoretical claims predicting motor preparation and execution times for certain manual gestures commonly used with multitouch computer displays. These manual request extensions follow ACT-R‰s theoretical claims about how cognition interfaces with action to output information from the human to the environment, which in turn originated with the EPIC (Executive-Process/Interactive Control) architecture. This document is meant as a practical guide to using ACT-Touch; it does not focus on theoretical developments. This document describes the manual request extensions to ACT-R provided by ACT-Touch as well as the associated virtual multitouch display device. ACT-Touch is implemented as Lisp code that is meant to load with ACT- R‰s software. The scope of this reference manual is restricted to the ACT-Touch distribution. This document is written with the assumption that the reader is familiar with ACT-R and programming in Lisp.
Citation: Cognitive Science, Engineering, and Technology from Cogscent, LLC
Website: cogscent.com
Pages: 15 pp.
Keywords: ACT-R, ACT-Touch, cognitive architectures, computational cognitive modeling, modeling and simulation, touch and gesture, movement vocabulary, gestural input, mobile devices, multitouch tablets, virtual multitouch display device
Research Areas: Information Technology, Measurement Solutions, Measurements
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