First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"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."
"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
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.