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How it works: a field study of non-technical users interacting with an intelligent system

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How it works: a field study of non-technical users interacting with an intelligent system
In order to develop intelligent systems that attain the trust of their users, it is important to understand how users perceive such systems and develop those perceptions over time. We present an investigation into how users come to understand an intelligent system as they use it in their daily work. During a six-week field study, we interviewed eight office workers regarding the operation of a system that predicted their managers' interruptibility, comparing their mental models to the actual system model. Our results show that by the end of the study, participants were able to discount some of their initial misconceptions about what information the system used for reasoning about interruptibility. However, the overarching structures of their mental models stayed relatively stable over the course of the study. Lastly, we found that participants were able to give lay descriptions attributing simple machine learning concepts to the system despite their lack of technical knowledge. O...
Joe Tullio, Anind K. Dey, Jason Chalecki, James Fo
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CHI
Authors Joe Tullio, Anind K. Dey, Jason Chalecki, James Fogarty
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