PPIG 2023 - 34th Annual Workshop
Interactive Narrative Visualization for Learning Markov Decision Process
B. Mbuu Mutua, Alan F. Blackwell
Abstract: This paper asks how we can use visualization tools to help learners develop intuition on probabilistic programming and how Markov Decision Processes (MDP) algorithm models problems in probabilistic planning. The project seeks to address this question by presenting a novel pedagogical technique that brings together visualization, use of interactive interfaces and a practical application of the semantic wave theory in a learning environment. We also present an evaluation study with university students in Kenya, focusing on use of narrative for teaching in that context.