Decision making with a time limit: The effects of presentation modality and structure

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    Abstract

    In this study, a user experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of information presentation factors (modality and structure) on decision making behavior, using a time-limited task. The time constraint required subjects to develop heuristic strategies to substitute the defined normative strategy. The two presentation factors have been shown to significantly affect the decision making performance, assessed by time efficiency and efficiency, due to its impact on the efficiency of information perception. By analyzing the subjective reports and the error distribution, the structure was shown to influence the selection of heuristic strategies. Consequentially, it affected both the time efficiency and the accuracy of decision making. The interaction between the time constraint and the presentation effects was also observed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationEuropean conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2009
    EditorsL. Norros, H. Koskinen, L. Salo, P. Savioja
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages96-103
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-6339-5
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2009

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    Keywords

    • METIS-264078
    • EWI-16190
    • IR-68473

    Cite this

    Cao, Y., Theune, M., & Nijholt, A. (2009). Decision making with a time limit: The effects of presentation modality and structure. In L. Norros, H. Koskinen, L. Salo, & P. Savioja (Eds.), European conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2009 (pp. 96-103). Helsinki: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).