Cognitive Engineering

Jens Rasmussen

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Different approaches to the study of cognitive systems can be identified. The AI related'cognitive science' is based on the information processing metaphor of human cognition in an attempt to reach 'computational' models for behaviour in well-formed micro worlds.Within the field of 'human-computer interaction' studies have been focused on analysis of the communication across the interface between computers and their users. Both these approaches have, quite naturally, been guided by the architecture of present computers.Application of advanced information technology in large scale systems, however, also calls for a more system oriented approach. The paper briefly characterises such a 'cognitive engineering' approach and discusses an approach to analysis and modelling of large scale systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman–Computer Interaction–INTERACT '87
EditorsH.-J. Bullinger, B. Schakel
Number of pages9
Publication date1987
ISBN (Print)978-0-444-70304-0
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes
EventSecond IFIP Conference on Human–Computer Interaction - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 1 Sep 19874 Sep 1987


ConferenceSecond IFIP Conference on Human–Computer Interaction


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