Information Technology and the Cognitive Sciences

Jens Rasmussen

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    Abstract

    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 interface communication. These approaches have, quite naturally, resulted in a rather technology driven, bottom-up research strategy. Application of advanced information technology in large scale installation, however, also calls for a more system oriented approach. The paper briefly characterizes such a 'cognitive engineering' approach and argues that Europe has a particularly fruitful tradition for research from this point of view.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date1987
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 1987
    EventEuroprospective - Paris, France
    Duration: 23 Apr 198725 Apr 1987

    Conference

    ConferenceEuroprospective
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period23/04/198725/04/1987

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