1st Edition

Cognitive Science and Its Applications for Human-computer Interaction

Edited By Raymonde Guindon Copyright 1988

    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 multidisciplinary of the research team or of the researchers themselves.

    Contents: G. Fischer, A.C. Lemke, Constrained Design Processes: Steps Toward Convivial Computing. P.G. Polson, The Consequences of Consistent and Inconsistent User Interfaces. P. Smolensky, B. Fox, R. King. C. Lewis, Computer-Aided Reasoned Discourse or, How to Argue With a Computer. R. Guindon, A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Dialogue Structure in User-Advisor Dialogues. K.M. Fairchild, S.E. Poltrock, G.W. Furnas, SemNet: Three- Dimensional Graphic Representations of Large Knowledge Bases. W.P. Jones, "As We May Think?": Psychological Considerations in the Design of a Personal Filing System. J.E. McDonald, R.W. Schvaneveldt, The Application of User Knowledge to Interface Design.


    Raymonde Guindon Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation

    "All chapters in this book either present practical examples based on developed or developing systems or present empirical evidence demonstrating the relevance of cognitive theories. This balance is well represented ... A welcomed innovation by Guindon is the inclusion of an `annotated diagram' mapping the interconnections among the chapters ... We recommend that cognitive scientists read this book ... a truly interdisciplinary book written by and for cognitive scientists of all persuasions ... We also recommend this book to those designers who read this review ... if the motivation is to show that cognitive science can be applied to influence system design, then this book contains some good examples."
    SIGCHI Bulletin

    "The articles ... are well edited and nicely illustrated, and if you wish to keep up with research in this area, the book is worth adding to your library."
    Human Factors Society Bulletin