Category Archives: Software Engineering

How Interfaces Affect Users

The concern of software engineers is to investigate how interactive systems be designed to make people respond in certain ways. One way is to use expressive icons and other graphical elements to convey emotional states.

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A Brief Overview of eXtreme Programming

eXtreme Programming (XP) is an agile development methodology developed by Kent Beck et al. It emphasises the human aspect of software development and how issues such as respect, trust and communication are key issues along with purely technical aspects of … Continue reading

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The Agile Manifesto

The agile manifesto is a set of 12 principles for developing software in an agile manner, somewhat similar to eXtreme Programming.

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Deductive Reasoning Agents

A deductive reasoning agent is one that contains an explicitily represented, symbolic model of the world. It then makes decisions via symbolic reasoning.

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What is an Agent?

An agent is a computer system that is capable of independent action on behalf its user/owner (figuring out what to be done to satisfy design objectives, not constantly being told). The main idea behind agents is the idea that they … Continue reading

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