Affordance-Based Interaction Design for Agent-Based Simulation Models [chapter]

Franziska Klügl
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
When designing and implementing an Agent-Based Simulation model a major challenge is to formulate the interactions between agents and between agents and their environment. In this contribution we present an approach for capturing agent-environment interactions based on the "affordance" concept. Originated in ecological psychology, affordances represent relations between environmental objects and potential actions that an agent may perform with those objects and thus offer a higher abstraction
more » ... vel for dealing with potential interaction. Our approach has two elements: a methodology for using the affordance concept to identify interactions and secondly, a suggestion for integrating affordances into agents' decision making. We illustrate our approach indicating an agent-based model of after-earthquake behavior.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17130-2_4 fatcat:prg5x4rdh5fslm4yf2ca36qfde