This project addressed the challenging problems of using online environments to offer advice relating to complex sets of data.
The challenge is to maintain a user’s engagement in the system long enough to explore possible outcomes in a system that is not completely deterministic and offers no single right answer. The approach used knowledge of engagement and flow to produce and evaluate a prototype application to help students explore the range of subject offerings that might be suitable to them at this university. Linguistic analysis was used by the system to help determine a suitable range of outputs that mapped onto an individual’s interests.
The research drew on issues related to affective computing, engagement, flow and interactivity.
The University of Melbourne