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Planning in the context of human-computer interaction.
Young, R.M. & Simon, T.
In D. Diaper & R. Winder (Eds.), People and Computers III: Proceedings of the Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp.363-370). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Interacting with a computer system requires the user to undertake a certain amount of planning. This differs in emphasis from that studied in Artificial Intelligence since the very nature of interactive computing environments generates a number of implications for the planning process. (1) That the activity of planning is intimately interleaved with the execution of the plans. (2) That simple, partial plans are more appropriate than complex, detailed ones. Such an approach to planning yields behaviour bridging the spectrum from backwards-chaining puzzle-like problem solving at one extreme, to the smooth execution of routine methods at the other.