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

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

by Alex Kirlik

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Overview

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 authors draw heavily on the work of Egon Brunswik, a pioneer in ecological and cognitive psychology, as well as on modern refinements and extensions of Brunswikian ideas, including Hammond's Social Judgment Theory, Gigerenzer's Ecological Rationality and Anderson's Rational Analysis. Inspired by Brunswik's view of cognition as "coming to terms" with the "casual texture" of the external world, the chapters in this volume provide quantitative and computational models and measures for studying how people come to terms with an increasingly technological ecology, and provide insights for supporting cognition and performance through design, training, and other interventions. The methods, models, and measures presented in this book provide timely and important resources for addressing problems in the rapidly growing field of human-technology interaction. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, and practitioners in human factors, cognitive engineering, human-computer interaction, judgment and decision making, and cognitive science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195346770
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/04/2006
Series: Human Technology Interaction Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Alex Kirlik teaches Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is also a member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Table of Contents

Foreword. K.R. Hammond
Part I Background and Motivation.
1. Cognitive Engineering: Toward a Workable Concept of Mind, Kirlik
2. Introduction to Brunswikian Theory and Method, Goldstein
Part II Technological Interfaces.
Part II Introduction. Kirlik
3. Knowledge Versus Execution in Dynamic Judgment Tasks, Bisantz, Kirlik, Gay, Walker & Fisk
4. The Effects of Computer Displays and Time Pressure on the Performance of Distributed Teams, Adelman, Yeo & Miller
5. Supporting Situation Assessment Through Attention Guidance and Diagnostic Aiding: The Benefits and Costs of Display Enhancement on Judgment Skill, Horrey, Wickens, Kirlik & Stewart
6. Applying the Multivariate Lens Model to Fault Diagnosis, Jha & Bisantz
Part III Altering Automation and Decision Aids.
Part III Introduction. Kirlik
7. Measuring the Fit Between Human Judgment and Alerting Systems: A Study of Collision Detection in Aviation, Pritchett & Bisantz
8. Trust, Decision Aiding, and Feedback: An Integrated Approach, Seong, Bisantz & Gattie
9. Human-automated Judgment Learning: Enhancing Interaction with Automated Judgment Systems, Bass & Pritchett
Part IV Alternatives to Compensatory Modeling.
Part IV Introduction. Kirlik
10. Inferring Fast and Frugal Heuristics from Human Judgment Data, Rothrock & Kirlik
11. Viewing Training Through a Fuzzy Lens, Campbell, Buff & Bolton
12. Achieving Coherence: Meeting New Cognitive Demands in Technological Systems, Mosier & McCauley
Part V Into the Field: Vicarious Functioning in Action.
Part V Introduction. Kirlik
13. What Makes Vicarious Functioning Work? Exploring the Geometry of Human-Technology Interaction, Degani, Shafto & Kirlik
14. Understanding the Determinants of Adaptive Behavior in a Modern Airline Cockpit, Casner
15. Abstracting Situated Action: Implications for Cognitive Modeling and Interface Design, Kirlik
Part VI Ecological Analysis Meets Cognitive Modeling.
Part VI Introduction. Kirlik
16. The Emerging Reapproachment Between Cognitive and Ecological Analyses, Gray
17. The Use of Proximal Information Scent to Forage for Distal Content on the World Wide Web, Pirolli
18. Kilograms Matter: Rational Analysis, Ecological Rationality, and Closed-loop Modeling of Interactive Cognition and Behavior, Byrne, Kirlik & Fick
Part VII Reflections and Future Directions.
19. Reflections from a Judgment & Decision Making Perspective, Connolly
20. Reflections from a Cognitive Engineering & Human Factors Perspective, Vicente
Author Index
Subject Index

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