Analysing interaction problems with cyclic interaction theory: Low-level interaction walkthrough

Hokyoung Ryu, Andrew Monk

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This paper aims to develop a brief interface evaluation method on cyclic interaction theory, allowing low-level interaction analysis, i.e., action-effect problems, effect-goal problems, and goal-action problems. It illustrates low-level interaction problems from everyday examples and, in turn, based on cyclic interaction theory a designer review method, the low-level interaction walkthrough, is introduced. The method is a modified version of cognitive walkthrough and the analysis focuses on the issue of direct concern to the practitioner who intends to identify low-level interaction problems in their design specification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-330
Number of pages27
JournalPsychNology Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1


  • Cyclic interaction theory
  • Goal reorganisation
  • Goal-action matching
  • Low-level interaction walkthrough
  • Mode

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