Number of co-authors:9
Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Mary Corbett:2Niamh McNamara:1Patrick O'Donnell:1
Jurek Kirakowski's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Manfred Tscheligi:105Mary Corbett:3V. Giller:3
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Personal Homepage: http://hfrg.ucc.ie/jk/
Current place of employment: University College Cork, Ireland
Jurek Kirakowski is the director of the Human Factors Research Group at the University College in Cork, Ireland. That the HFRG has existed since 1984 and looks set to go on for a few more months at least he modestly attributes to his qualities of charm, his willingness to buy a drink, and to his ability to encourage very bright young people to work with him.
He is well known for his usability questionnaires, such as SUMI, and WAMMI, and he attributes their success to a judicious choice of business partners and to the fact that if he didn't spend so much time on research, he would have to do more teaching, or worse, administration.
For lack of anything else to do, he still teaches experimental design, statistics, practical psychology and measurement theory in the Department of Applied Psychology.
He is essentially a viola player; he first learnt to program in LISP and is still looking for a reverse-Polish neural interface; and he is also known as a genuine world authority on the subject of moving statues, on which topic he once wrote a best-selling book.
Publications by Jurek Kirakowski (bibliography)
Kirakowski, Jurek, O'Donnell, Patrick and Yiu, Anthony (2007): The Perception of Artificial Intelligence as "Human" by Computer Users. In: Jacko, Julie A. (ed.) HCI International 2007 - 12th International Conference - Part III 2007. pp. 376-384.
McNamara, Niamh and Kirakowski, Jurek (2006): Functionality, usability, and user experience: three areas of concern. In Interactions, 13 (6) pp. 26-28.
Kirakowski, Jurek, Tscheligi, Manfred, Giller, V. and Froehlich, P. (2003): Usability Support for EU Projects Experiences and Actions. In: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2003. pp. 509-513.
Kirakowski, Jurek (2003): Designing the UsabilityNet Web Site: A Case Study. In: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2003. pp. 514-518.
Kirakowski, Jurek and Corbett, Mary (1990): Effective Methodology for the Study of HCI. Amsterdam, Elsevier Science
Kirakowski, Jurek and Corbett, Mary (1988): Measuring User Satisfaction. In: Jones, Dylan M. and Winder, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers IV August 5-9, 1988, University of Manchester, UK. pp. 329-338.
The Computer User Satisfaction Inventory (CUSI) is a system independent evaluation metric questionnaire. It provides an indication of the individual's feelings of satisfaction along two dimensions: competence and affect. This paper presents data on the relationship between CUSI scores and other, more system dependent, metrics and discusses the role of user satisfaction in the development of user ability. The relationship between the CUSI profiles and other metrics indicates that CUSI measures aspects of users in a way that is neither context sensitive nor labour intensive, unlike other measures derived from, for example, console logs, interviews, and diaries. CUSI's two subscales of affect and competence work in accordance with what is hypothesised on the basis of the self efficacy theory of Bandura. When we look at a longitudinal profile of user adaptation to a computer system we find an initial period of rapid development characterised by increase in satisfaction ratings, followed by a relative plateau during which feelings of competence lag behind those of affect. After this plateau stage users begin to try experimenting with more advanced features of the interface.
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Kirakowski, Jurek and Goodman, Joseph M. (1987): Human Computer Interaction -- A Framework for Analysis. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg and Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 535-540.
This paper presents a framework within which the dialogue between computer and human can be described. It is specifically designed to assist the psychological investigation of users' responses to adaptable and adaptive interfaces. As a descriptive tool it is theoretically neutral, and makes no assumptions about user intention or performance. However, it does have prescriptive implications for the design of interactive systems. A unit of human-computer communication is defined, and thence a way of characterising this unit from the point of view of the system being interfaced with; the actions open to the user; and the linkage between these characterisations. This linkage can be considered as a transformation of user actions to system directives. The paper argues that understanding this linkage, which up to now has largely been ignored or taking for granted, is crucial to our understanding of the psychological effects of an "adaptable interface". The paper presents a brief comparison with other interface construction methodologies and tools, and clarifies a characterisation of the system modularity which will be necessary in order to implement what are known as 'intelligent front ends' or resident knowledge-based assistants and help facilities.
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Corbett, Martin and Kirakowski, Jurek (1987): Computerizing Data Presentation and Analysis. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg and Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 879-884.
Many aspects of the computerisation of tasks require serious consideration by the human factors specialist. Among them is the issue of the cognitive impact on the user of 'computerizing' a data presentation and analysis task. Askwall (1984) has demonstrated that global measures are not sufficiently sensitive to isolate differing patterns of performance. In her experiment overall measures of time were spent on different aspects of the task. The effects of computerization in the present paper are examined by comparing Ss performance on an interactive computer program with that of Ss who received a similarly informative series of displays on slides. As predicted from Askwall, users of the computer differed from those using slides in the way in which they approached the task. This further confirms that global performance measures may not indicate any differences but the differences are more likely to be found in the types of display that are used to obtain the solution. By content analysing Ss' verbal protocols, we can begin to understand what sorts of changes and shifts of emphasis are necessary in order to 'computerize' this sort of task effectively.
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