Collected Essays on Human-Centered Computing, 2001-2011 by Robert R. Hoffman
"The nexus of computer science and cognitive science will remain a fruitful area for research and reflection. Humans, computers, and their context form a trinity that will require the sort of insight that these essays embody. If we are to realize the promise of intelligent systems in all their forms, we will need the concepts, methods, and reflections contained in this book."
--Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, from the Foreword
The notion of Human-Centered Computing (HCC) was introduced as a named program at the NASA-Ames Research Center. Both the evolution of HCC and its current theoretical and research foundations are laid out in the essays that are compiled into this volume. HCC, from this perspective, has the goal of creating technologies that amplify and extend human perceptual, cognitive, and collaborative capabilities.
With contributions from more than three dozen coauthors, these 40 essays from the Human-Centered Computing department of IEEE Intelligent Systems lay out and clarify the principles of HCC.
Robert R. Hoffman is a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Florida, and is a faculty associate in the University of West Florida's Departments of Psychology and Computer Science. He specializes in expertise studies, cognitive task analysis, knowledge elicitation, and theories of macrocognition. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a fellow of the American Psychological Society. He is on the editorial boards of Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making, and is a series editor for the book series Expertise: Research and Applications. He received his BA, MA, and PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Cincinnati.