Accession Number : ADA136780

Title :   Applied Cognitive Science.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Smith,E E ; Collins,A

PDF Url : ADA136780

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : One focus of modern cognitive science is the interaction between people and complex systems, such as computer and electronic systems. American society is becoming inundated with more and more complex systems. The skills required to design, operate, and fix these systems have become necessary ones for anyone to function successfully in our society. Teaching people to deal with these systems, and designing the systems so that they are easy for people to use, are important goals for an applied cognitive psychology. In this paper we present a framework for understanding the research in the cognitive sciences on human interaction with systems, and describe some of the best research carried out in this area. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cognition, *Comprehension, *Man computer interface, *Man machine systems, User needs, Perception(Psychology), Interactions, Computer aided instruction, Teaching methods, Mental ability, Models, Artificial intelligence, Research management, Human factors engineering

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE