Cognitive Science and Its Applications for Human-Computer Interaction

Cognitive Science and Its Applications for Human-Computer Interaction

Cognitive Science and Its Applications for Human-Computer Interaction

Cognitive Science and Its Applications for Human-Computer Interaction

Synopsis

Papers developed from a regional meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, held at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Composed of chapters organized around the theme of multidisciplinary research and the contribution of cognitive science to the research projects. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Excerpt

Breaking the communication barriers between experts in different disciplines requires overcoming differences in jargon, and more importantly, profound differences in paradigms. Being an expert in more than one technical area is a rare achievement. The field of human-computer interaction is striving to provide the conceptual foundations for designing computer tools and the environment needed to perform increasingly more complex and specialized tasks. To achieve this goal, human- computer interaction must rely on the meeting of specialized, expert minds. Each of the research projects presented in this book investigate some critical question on the path of progress in human-computer interaction. These projects would not have been feasible without the multidisciplinarity of the research team or of the researchers themselves.

This book is composed of chapters organized around the theme of multidisciplinary research and the contribution of cognitive science to the research projects. Interestingly, we find instances of research projects overlapping in goals, but using widely diverse methodologies. We also find research projects using the same or similar methodologies to answer quite different questions. These methodologies and techniques come from such diverse fields as scaling and measurement, computer science, experimental psychology, and linguistics. The applications of these varied methodologies and techniques act in synergy to solve the problems posed by human-computer interaction.

Why say in many words what an annotated diagram can explain more concisely and directly? Some of the interconnections between the research projects presented in this book are depicted in the figure on the next page. The dotted links point to the concepts, techniques, and models underlying the research projects, while the solid links point to the goals of the projects.

The goal of Fischer and Lemke, in the first chapter, is to provide maximal access to the rich functionality available in current computer systems to . . .

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