Cognitive Modelling: From GOMS to Deep Reinforcement Learning

Jussi P.P. Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta, Andrew Howes

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This course introduces computational cognitive modeling for researchers and practitioners in the field of HCI. Cognitive models use computer programs to model how users perceive, think, and act in human-computer interaction. They offer a powerful approach for understanding interactive tasks and improving user interfaces. This course starts with a review of classic architecture based models such as GOMS and ACT-R. It then rapidly progresses to introducing modern modelling approaches powered by machine learning methods, in particular deep learning, reinforcement learning (RL), and deep RL. The course is built around hands-on Python programming using notebooks.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2023
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 202328 Apr 2023


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleACM CHI
Internet address


  • cognitive architectures
  • Cognitive modeling
  • computational rationality
  • cooperative intelligence
  • deep learning
  • reinforcement learning
  • user interface optimization


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