Conditional Activity-Based Model for Describing User Experience Using Category Theory
||International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)||
|© 2014 by IJCTT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2014|
|Authors : Ahmed A. A. Gad-Elrab , Kamal A. ElDahshan , Mahmoud E. Embabi|
|DOI : 10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V18P151|
Ahmed A. A. Gad-Elrab , Kamal A. ElDahshan , Mahmoud E. Embabi "Conditional Activity-Based Model for Describing User Experience Using Category Theory". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V18(6):238-246, Dec 2014. ISSN:2231-2803. www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
Designing a user experience is a critical issue for building professional and efficient systems. The user experience introduces new research activities that focused on the interactions between products, applications, designers, and users. To achieve specific user experience goals, we need to find an optimal model for representing this user experience which includes behavior and emotions experiences in efficient and helpful way. In this paper, we propose a mathematical activity-based model for describing user experience including his behavior and emotions experiences by using category theory elements. This model describes any user behavior as an activity that consists of a set of actions and operations where their existence is based on a set of conditions. Also, we introduce a conditional category model that uses this activity representation by modifying category theory based on conditional criteria. This new model is presented as an efficient tool for representing user experience and his/her behavior and will be helpful scheme in building professional products and applications.
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Human computer interaction, User experience design, Category theory, Activity theory, Mathematical modelling.