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Adaptive Perspectives on Human–Technology Interaction: Methods and Models for Cognitive Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction

Alex Kirlik


In everyday life, and particularly in the modern workplace, information technology and automation increasingly mediate, augment, and sometimes even interfere with how humans interact with their environment. How to understand and support cognition in human–technology interaction is both a practically and socially relevant problem. The chapters in this volume frame this problem in adaptive terms: How are behavior and cognition adapted, or perhaps ill-adapted, to the demands and opportunities of an environment where interaction is mediated by tools and technology? The text draws heavily on the wo ... More

Keywords: information technology, human–technology interaction, Egon Brunswik, technological ecology, Hammond, Gigerenzer

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195374827
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374827.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Kirlik, author
University of Illinois

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I Background and Motivation

II Technological Interfaces

III Automation and Decision Aiding

IV Alternatives to Compensatory Modeling

V Into the Field: Vicarious Functioning in Action

VI Ecological Analysis Meets Computational Cognitive Modeling

VII Reflections and Future Directions