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

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byAlex Kirlik

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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 apractically 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 byBrunswik'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 forsupporting 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 interestto researchers, students, and practitioners in human factors, cognitive engineering, human-computer interaction, judgment and decision making, and cognitive science.Please visit this website for additional materials:http://www.humanfactors.illinois.edu/resources/OtherResourses/LensModel.aspx

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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 apractically and socially relevant problem. The ch...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.81 × 9.88 × 0.59 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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K.R. Hammond: ForewordContributorsI: Background and Motivation1. Kirlik: Cognitive Engineering: Toward a Workable Concept of Mind2. Goldstein: Introduction to Brunswikian Theory and MethodII: Technological InterfacesKirlik: Introduction3. Bisantz, Kirlik, Gay, Walker and Fisk: Knowledge versus Execution in Dynamic Judgment Tasks4. Adelman, Yeo and Miller: The effects of computer displays and time pressure on the performance of distributed teams5. Horrey, Wickens, Kirlik and Stewart: Supporting situation assessment through attention guidance and diagnostic aiding: The benefits and costs of display enhancement on judgment skill6. Jha and Bisantz: Applying the multivariate lens model to fault diagnosisIII: Alerting Automation and Decision AidsKirlik: Introduction7. Pritchett and Bisantz: Measuring the fit between human judgment and alerting systems: A study of collision detection in aviation8. Seong, Bisantz and Gattie: Trust, decision aiding, and feedback: An integrated approach9. Bass and Pritchett: Human-automated judgment learning: Enhancing interaction with automated judgment systemsIV : Alternatives to Compensatory ModelingKirlik: Introduction10. Rothrock and Kirlik: Inferring fast and frugal heuristics from human judgment data11. Campbell, Buff and Bolton: Viewing training through a fuzzy lens12. Mosier and McCauley: Achieving coherence: Meeting new cognitive demands in technological systemsV: Into the Field: Vicarious Functioning in ActionKirlik: Introduction13. Degani, Shafto and Kirlik: What makes vicarious functioning work? Exploring the geometry of human-technology interaction14. Casner: Understanding the determinants of adaptive behavior in a modern airline cockpit15. Kirlik: Abstracting situated action: Implications for cognitive modeling and interface designVI: Ecological Analysis Meets Cognitive ModelingKirlik: Introduction16. Gray: The emerging rapprochement between cognitive and ecological analyses17. Pirolli: The use of proximal information scent to forage for distal content on the World Wide Web18. Byrne, Kirlik and Fick: Kilograms matter: Rational analysis, ecological rationality, and closed-loop modeling of interactive cognition and behaviorVII: Reflections and Future Directions19. Connolly: Reflections from a judgment and decision making perspective20. Vincente: Reflections from a cognitive engineering and human factors perspectiveAuthor IndexSubject IndexBack Matter