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Adaptive Perspectives on Human–Technology InteractionMethods and Models for Cognitive Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction$
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Alex Kirlik

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195374827

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374827.001.0001

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Cognitive Engineering: Toward a Workable Concept of Mind

Cognitive Engineering: Toward a Workable Concept of Mind

(p.3) 1 Cognitive Engineering: Toward a Workable Concept of Mind
Adaptive Perspectives on Human–Technology Interaction

Alex Kirlik

Oxford University Press

This book takes steps toward building what Jerome Bruner referred to as a “workable concept of mind”. It specifically reports the methods and models that can be fruitfully applied to solving practically relevant problems in human-technology interaction. Six themes unite the chapters' orientation toward developing a concept of mind that is both workable and valuable from a cognitive engineering perspective. These themes are illustrated in the selection of research problems, methods, and analysis and modeling techniques in the following chapters. Specifically discussed in this chapter are the discussions given on an ecological or systems perspective, an adaptive, functional perspective, environmental uncertainty, representativeness, formal perspective, and problem-solving perspective.

Keywords:   cognitive engineering, Jerome Bruner, concept of mind, human-technology interaction, problem-solving, environmental uncertainty, methods, modeling techniques

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