Professor Andrew Howes

[Curriculum Vitae]

2011


Janssen, C.P., Brumby, D.P., Dowell, J., Chater, N. and Howes, A. (2011). Identifying optimum performance trade-offs using a cognitively bounded rational analysis model of discretionary task interleaving. Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (1), 123–139.

Lelis, S. & Howes, A. (2011). Informing decisions: How people use online rating information to make choices. To appear in the Proceedings of the 29th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI’11. ACM Press. [pdf]

2009


Howes, A., Lewis, R.L. & Vera, A. (2009). Rational adaptation under task and processing constraints: Implications for testing theories of cognition and action. Psychological Review, 116, 4, 717-751. [pdf]

Binder, J., Howes, A. & Sutcliffe, A. (2009). The problem of conflicting social spheres: Effects of network structure on experienced tension in social network sites. In Proceedings Of The Twenty-Seventh Annual SIGCHI Conference On Human Factors In Computing Systems CHI’09. (pp. 965-974). ACM Press.

Brumby, D., Salvucci, D. & Howes, A. (2009). Focus on driving: How cognitive constraints shape the adaptation of strategy when dialling while driving. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual SIGCHI Conference On Human Factors In Computing Systems CHI’09. (pp. 1629-1638). ACM Press.

Phelps, S., Nevarez, G. & Howes, A. (2009). The effect of group size and frequency of encounter on the evolution of cooperation. European Conference on Artificial Life, 2009.

Tseng, Y-C. & Howes, A. (2009). The optimal adaptation of image visual search strategies to utility: empirical and modelling evidence. European Conference on Visual Perception.

2008

Brumby, D.P. & Howes, A. (2008). Strategies for guiding interactive search: An empirical investigation into the consequences of label relevance for assessment and selection. Human-Computer Interaction, 23, 1-46.

Lelis, S. & Howes, A. (2008). A Bayesian model of how people search online consumer reviews. In B.C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, Tx: Cognitive Science Society.

Smith, M.R., Lewis, R.L., Howes, A., Chu, A. and Green, C. (2008). More than 8,192 ways to skin a cat: Modeling behavior in multidimensional strategy spaces. In B.C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, Tx: Cognitive Science Society.

Tseng, Y. & Howes, A. (2008). The adaptation of visual search strategy to expected information gain. In Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems CHI'08 (pp. 1075-1084). ACM Press.

Waldron, S.M., Patrick, J., Duggan, G.B., Banbury, S. & Howes, A. (2008). Designing information fusion for the encoding of visual-spatial information. Ergonomics, 51, 6, 775-797.

2007

Howes, A., Vera, A., Lewis, R.L., (2007).   Bounding rational analysis: Constraints on asymptotic performance.   In W.D. Gray (Ed.) Integrated Models of Cognitive Systems. Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Brumby, D.P., Howes, A., & Salvucci, D.D. (2007). A cognitive constraint model of dual-task trade-offs in a highly dynamic driving task. In S.J. Payne and B. Begole (Eds.) Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2007) (pp. 233-242). New York, NY: ACM Press. Acceptance rate 22%. *Best of CHI Award: Honorable Mention Paper, awarded by SIGCHI - top 5% of submissions*

Brumby, D.P., Salvucci, D.D., & Howes, A. (2007). An empirical investigation into dual-task trade-offs while driving and dialing. In D. Ramduny-Ellis, & D. Rachovides (Eds.) Volume 2 Proceedings of the 21st BCS HCI Group Conference (HCI 2007). Swindon, UK: BCS

Brumby, D.P., Salvucci, D.D., & Howes, A. (2007). Dialing while driving? A bounded rational analysis of concurrent multi-task behaviour. In R.L.Lewis, T.A.Polk, J.E.Laird (Eds.) The Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 26-29, 2007. (pp. 121-126). Psychology Press/ Taylor & Francis.

Brumby, D.P., Salvucci, D.D., Mankowski, W., & Howes, A. (2007). A cognitive constraint model of the effects of portable music-player use on driver performance. To appear in the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting (HFES 2007). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Chu, A., Lewis, R.L., Howes, A. (2007). Evaluating the performance of optimizing constraint satisfaction techniques for cognitive constraint modeling. In R.L.Lewis, T.A.Polk, J.E.Laird (Eds.) The Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 26-29, 2007. (pp. 31-26). Psychology Press/ Taylor & Francis.

2006

Vera, A., Howes, A. & Lewis, R.L. (2006). A constraint based approach to understanding the composition of skill. In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. San Francisco, 2006.

Eng, K., Lewis, R.L., Tollinger, I., Chu, A., Howes, A. & Vera, A. (2006). Generating automated predictions of behavior strategically adapted to specific performance objectives. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'06, (pp. 621-630). Montreal, Quebec, Canada. *Best of CHI Award: Honorable Mention Paper, awarded by SIGCHI - top 5% of submissions*

Waldron, S. M., Patrick, J., Howes, A., & Duggan, G. B. (2006). Planning with information access costs in mind. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, Canada, 2335-2340.

2005

Howes, A., Lewis, R.L., Vera, A., Richardson, J. (2005). Information-Requirements Grammar: A theory of the structure of competence for interaction.  Proceedings of the 27 th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society , 21-24 July, 2005, Stresa, Italy. [pdf]

Tollinger, I., Lewis, R.L., McCurdy, M., Tollinger, P., Vera, A., Howes, A., Pelton, L. (2005). Supporting efficient development of cognitive models at multiple skill levels: Exploring recent advances in constraint-based modeling. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems, CHI'05 , Portland, Oregon.*Best of CHI Award: Honorable Mention Paper, awarded by SIGCHI - top 5% of submissions*

Vera, A., Tollinger, I., Eng, K., Lewis, R., Howes, A. (2005). Architectural Building Blocks as the Locus of Adaptive Behavior Selection. Proceedings of the 27 th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society , Italy.

Vera, A., Howes , A., Lewis, R.L., Tollinger, I., Eng, K., Richardson, J. (2005). A Constraint-based Approach to Understanding the Composition of Skill.   Invited paper: Cognitive Architectures in HCI (Ed. M.Byrne).   HCI International , 22-27 th July 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Waldron, S., Duggan, G., Banbury, S., Howes, A., Patrick, J. (2005). Information Fusion for Situation Awareness in the Cockpit. Paper to appear in the Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.   Special Session in Honour of Christopher Wickens.

Howes, A. & Payne, S.J. (2005). Being Rational about Collaborative Activity: Towards a Framework for Explaining the Role of Technologies in Constraining Collaborative Work. Presented at ECSCW Workshop on Computer Support for Human Activity. http://www.daimi.au.dk/~bardram/ecscw2005/

2004

Brumby, D. and Howes, A. (2004). Good enough but I'll just check: Web-page search as attentional refocusing.   Paper presented at the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling , Pittsburgh, PA. [pdf]

Duggan, G., Banbury, S., Howes, A., Patrick, J., Waldron, S. (2004).   Too much, too little, or just right: Designing data-fusion for situation awareness.   In Proceedings of the 48 th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society , New Orleans, LA.

Howes, A., Vera, A., Lewis, R.L. McCurdy, M. (2004). Cognitive Constraint Modeling: A formal approach to supporting reasoning about behavior. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago. [pdf]

Howes, A. (2004).   A tool for supporting reasoning about interaction.   ACM Workshop on Time Design . Vienna.

Howes, A. (2004).   Towards a rational analysis of work synchronisation.   ACM Workshop on temporal aspects of work .   Vienna. [pdf]

Lewis, R.L., Howes, A., Vera, A. (2004). A constraint-based approach to understanding the composition of skill. International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Pittsburgh, 2004.

Vera, A., Howes, A., McCurdy, M., Lewis, R.L. (2004). A constraint satisfaction approach to predicting skilled interactive performance. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems, CHI'04, Vienna. [pdf]

2003

Brumby, D. & Howes, A. (2003).   Interdependence and past-experience in menu choice assessment.   Poster presented at the 25 th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society , Boston, MA, August 2003.

Charman, S.C. & Howes, A. (2003). The adaptive user: An investigation into the cognitive and task constraints on the generation of new methods. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 9, 236-248. [pdf]

Dix. A., Howes, A., Payne, S.J. (2003). Post-web cognition: evolving knowledge strategies for global information environments. International Journal of Web Engineering Technology, 1, 1, 112-126. [pdf]

2002

Charman, S.C. & Howes, A. (2002). The effect of goal constraints on strategy generation. In W.D.Gray and C.D.Schunn (Eds.) Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum, 172-177.

Howes, A., Payne, S.J. & Richardson, J. (2002). An instance-based model of the effect of previous choices on the control of interactive search. In W.D.Gray and C.D.Schunn (Eds.) Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Fairfax, Virginia, 2002. 476-481.

McGregor, S.J. & Howes, A. (2002) The role of attack and defence semantics in skilled players’ memory for chess positions. Memory and Cognition, 30, 707-717.

2001

Howes, A., Miles, G.E., Payne, S.J., Davies, A.J., & Mitchell, C.D. (2001). Incidental memory and navigation in panoramic virtual reality for electronic commerce. Human Factors, 43, 239-254.

Payne, S.J., Howes, A., Reader, W.R. (2001). Adaptively distributing cognition: a decision-making perspective on human-computer interaction. Behaviour and Information Technology, 20, 5, 339-346.

Charman, S.C. & Howes, A. (2001). The effect of practice on strategy change. In J.D.Moore & K.Stenning (Eds.) Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Edinburgh. 188-196.

Howes, A & Payne, S.J. (2001). The strategic use of memory for frequency and recency in search control. In J.D.Moore & K.Stenning (Eds.) Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Edinburgh. 435-443.

White, J., Ruddle, R., Howes, A., Snowden, R., Savage, J., & Jones, D.M. (2001). Eyes in the sky: human factors and unmanned air vehicles. Journal of Defence Science, 6, 88-94.

Smith, G.B. & Howes, A. (2001). Constraints on a representation language for automated evaluation.   In C. Johnson (Ed.) Proceedings of Eighth Workshop on the Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems . GIST Technical Report G2001-1, 92-102.

2000

Howes, A. (2000). Automating theory-based usability evaluation.   Paper presented at the Workshop on Evaluation and Information Management Systems . Queen Mary and Westfield University, UK.

Howes, A., Payne, S.J. & Woodward, A.J. (2000). The trouble with shortcuts. CHI' 2000 Conference Companion, ACM Press, New York, (2000) ISBN 0-20148563-X [pdf]

Miles, G.E., Howes, A., & Davies, A.J. (2000). A framework for understanding human factors in electronic commerce. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 52, 131-163.

Payne, S.J., Richardson, J., & Howes, A. (2000). Strategic use of familiarity in display-based problem solving. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 26, 1685-1701.

Ruddle, R., Howes, A., Payne, S.J., & Jones, D.M. (2000). The effects of hyperlinks on navigation in virtual environments. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 53, 551-581.

Smith, G.B. & Howes, A. (2000). An interface for automated evaluation. The Third International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics , Edinburgh, UK.

before 2000

Howes, A., & Young, R.M. (1997). The role of cognitive architecture in modelling the user: Soar's learning mechanism. Human-Computer Interaction, 12, 4, 311-344.

Howes, A., Payne, S.J., & Moffat, D. (1997). Automated theory-based procurement evaluation. In Howard, S., Hammond, J.& Lindgaard, G. (Eds.), Proceedings of Human-Computer Interaction: Interact'97 (pp. 270-277). London: Chapman & Hall.

Richardson, J., Howes, A., & Payne, S.J. (1997). An empirical investigation of memory for routes through menu structures. In S. Howard, J. Hammond, & G. Lindgaard (Eds.), Proceedings of Human-Computer Interaction: Interact'97 (pp. 347-354). London: Chapman & Hall.

Howes, A., & Young, R.M. (1996). Learning consistent, interactive and meaningful device methods: A computational model. Cognitive Science, 20, 301-356.

Rieman, J., Young, R.M., & Howes, A. (1996). A dual-space model of iteratively deepening exploratory learning. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 44, 743-775.

Howes, A. (1995). An introduction to cognitive modelling in human-computer interaction. In A.F. Monk & N. Gilbert (Eds.) Perspectives on HCI: Diverse Approaches. Academic Press. 97-119.

Howes, A. (1995). Cognitive modelling: Experiences in human-computer interaction. In T.L.Nyerges (Ed.) Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for Geographic Information Systems. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Howes, A. (1994). A model of the acquisition of menu knowledge by exploration. In W. Kellog & T. Hewett (Eds.) Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI'94. Boston, MA. New York: ACM.

Howes, A. (1993). Recognition-based problem solving. Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Boulder, CO: LEA. 551-556.

Payne, S.J. & Howes, A. (1992). A task-action trace for exploratory learners. Behaviour and Information Technology, 11, 63-70.

Payne, S.J., Howes, A. & Hill, E. (1992). Conceptual instructions derived from an analysis of device models. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 4, 35-57.

Howes, A. & Young, R.M. (1991). Predicting the learnability of task-action mappings. In S.P. Robertson, G.M. Olson, J.S. Olson (Eds.) Reaching Through Technology - CHI'91 Conference Proceedings: Human Factors in Computing Systems. New Orleans, LA: Addison-Wesley. 113-118.

Payne, S.J., Squibb, H. & Howes, A. (1991). The nature of device models: The yoked state space hypothesis and some experiments with text editors. Human Computer Interaction, 5, 415-444.

Howes, A. & Payne, S.J. (1990). Display-based competence: user models for menu-based interfaces. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 33, 637-655.

Howes, A. & Payne, S.J. (1990). Semantic analysis during exploratory learning. In J.C. Chew & J. Whiteside (Eds.) Empowering People - CHI'90 Conference Proceedings: Human Factors in Computing Systems (Special Issue of the SIGCHI bulletin). Seattle, WA: ACM. 399-406.

Howes, A. & Payne, S.J. (1990). Supporting exploratory learning. In D. Diaper, D. Gilmore, G. Cockton, B. Shackel (Eds.) Proceedings of Human-Computer Interaction, Interact'90. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 881-885.

Young, R.M., Howes, A. & Whittington, J. (1990). A knowledge analysis of interactivity. In D. Diaper, D. Gilmore, G. Cockton & B. Shackel (Eds.) Proceedings of Human-Computer Interaction, Interact'90. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 115-120.