Chapter 4: Cognitive Aspects

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Below is additional material associated with the topics covered in chapter 4.



Cognitive Psychology and Design

An article written by Jason Withrow on the contribution cognitive psychology, especially visual perception, can make to interaction design:
boxesandarrows.com/cognitive-psychology-ia-from-theory-to-practice/

An extensive overview of the role of cognitive psychology in the history of HCI written by Jack Carroll can be found on the interaction-design.org site – which also has a wealth of other articles and resources:
www.interaction-design.org/encyclopedia/human_computer_interaction_hci.html

Mental Models

There are many blogs and websites about mental models. One in particular is “A very useful work of fiction – Mental Models in Design” (July 2019, Interaction Design Foundation). www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/a-very-useful-work-of-fiction-mental-models-in-design

An interview with Indi Young who wrote a book on “Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy With Human Behavior.” (2008) can be found at:
http://boxesandarrows.com/what-is-your-mental-model/

A website that covers the strengths and weaknesses of human reasoning from a cognitive psychology perspective called “What are mental models?” mentalmodels.princeton.edu/about/what-are-mental-models/