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JSW 2020 Vol.15(1): 12-22 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.15.1.12-22

Measurable Interactive Application to Find Out User Recognition and Strategy when Problem Solving

Taku Yamaguchi1*, Michiko Oba2
1Researcher Independent,Japan
2Future University Hakodate, 116-2 Kamedanakano-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan 041-8655


Abstract—This paper describes how to determine user recognition or problem-solving strategies by measuring and analyzing their interactions with computer applications. In recording interactions, each action should be associated with “a term” that is used to describe user recognition or strategy. Recorded actions can be analyzed through their temporal co-occurrence. When two actions occur a significant number of times, it indicates that there is a close relationship between those actions for the user. That relationship can be described with the terms associated with those actions and can be interpreted as the user's recognition or strategies. Asa proof of concept, we evaluated interactions in rearranging puzzles, i.e., Jigsaw Text and Jigsaw Code.

Index Terms— Measurement and analysis of the problem-solving process,problem-solving strategy,temporal co-occurrence,thinking process

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Cite: Taku Yamaguchi, Michiko Oba, "Measurable Interactive Application to Find Out User Recognition and Strategy when Problem Solving," Journal of Software vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 12-22, 2020.

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