Cognitive Modelling for User Interface Design in HCI: A Comparative Analysis on Cognitive Models

  • Sundas Munir Department of Computer Science, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Cognition, Cognitive Modeling, Human Behavior, Interactive System, Decision Making, Problem-Solving


This research aims to elaborate the cognition in the field of human-computer interaction, also acknowledges the cognitive modeling and human behavior processes. Cognitive modeling is a field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) which is used to design more efficient human interactive systems. It is used to model the interactive system in such a way that analysts can determine methods that users will interact with the system and also be used to understand the different processes of cognitive human behaviors. Hierarchal task analysis is a task to goal-based model, in which analyst selects the actions and tasks to perform. GOMS is a cognitive knowledge of the human information processing model in HCI that describes the user's cognitive architecture based on four components. The linguistic and grammatical model is a syntactical model in which languages and syntax are designed for the user for system communication in an interactive system. Cognitive human behavior processes are also described to understand the mutual coordination of cognition processes and cognitive
models in designing an interactive system. Problem-solving is a cognitive process of the human mind to search for a problem and explore the possible solutions for that problem. Decision making is also a cognitive process of human behaviour in which human chooses an action from other alternatives based on certain criteria.

How to Cite
Sundas Munir. (2020). Cognitive Modelling for User Interface Design in HCI: A Comparative Analysis on Cognitive Models. Lahore Garrison University Research Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology, 4(2), 117-129.