Cognitive Ergonomics: Contributions from Experimental Psychology

Cognitive Ergonomics: Contributions from Experimental Psychology

by G.C. van der Veer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0444895043

ISBN-13: 9780444895042

Pub. Date: 05/01/1992

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This collection of papers illustrates how concepts, theories and techniques from experimental psychology can be applied in the domain of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). An experimental psychological basis for cognitive ergonomics is presented, built on a foundation of theoretical and experimental research. In addition, various issues in cognitive ergonomics are

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This collection of papers illustrates how concepts, theories and techniques from experimental psychology can be applied in the domain of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). An experimental psychological basis for cognitive ergonomics is presented, built on a foundation of theoretical and experimental research. In addition, various issues in cognitive ergonomics are closely examined, including performance in specific interactive tasks - such as computer programming and program debugging. Other subject areas covered include database interrogation, text editing and graphics design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444895042
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Theoretical issues
Task knowledge structures: Psychological basis and integration into system design3
Formal modelling techniques in human-computer interaction27
Errors and theory in human-computer interaction69
Knowledge retrieval and frequency maps97
Event controllability in counterfactual thinking111
Computer programming and program debugging
Training of Pascal novices' error handling ability137
Models of debugging151
Analogical software reuse: Empirical investigations of analogy-based reuse and software engineering practices173
Database interrogation
An experimental study of the interpretation of logical operators in database querying201
Analysing the deep structure of queries: Transfer effect on learning a query language227
Adapting systems to differences between individuals243
Text editing
Interference among text-editing commands: Fan-effects and the role of system consistency259
On the microstructure of learning a wordprocessor287
Graphics design
The constraint satisfaction approach to design: A psychological investigation307
Author index327
Subject index333

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