Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106215
Title:
The Application of cognitive psychology to CAD
Author:
Dillon, Andrew; Sweeney, Marian
Editors:
Jones, Dylan; Winder, Russell
Citation:
The Application of cognitive psychology to CAD 1988, :477-488 People and computers IV
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
People and computers IV
Issue Date:
1988
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106215
Submitted date:
2006-06-10
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and Sweeney, M. (1988) The application of cognitive psychology to CAD. In D. Jones and R.Winder (eds.) People and Computers IV. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 477-488. Abstract: The design of usable human-computer interfaces is one of the primary goals of the HCI specialist. To date however interest has focussed mainly on office or text based systems such as word processors or databases. Computer aided design (CAD) represents a major challenge to the human factors community to provide suitable input and expertise to an area where the users goals and requirements are cognitively distinct from more typical HCI. The present paper is based on psychological investigations of the engineering domain, involving an experimental comparison of designers using CAD and the more traditional drawing board. By employing protocol analytic techniques it is possible to shed light on the complex problem-solving nature of design and to demonstrate the crucial role of human factors in the development of interfaces which facilitate the designers in their task. A model of the cognition of design is proposed which indicates that available knowledge and guidelines alone are not sufficient to aid CAD developers and the distinct nature of the engineering designer's task merits specific attention. (This is a paper presented at HCI 1988 and the book is a record of all the proceedings at this conference, the major annual European conference on human-computer interaction.)
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
Cognitive Science; Psychology; Hypertext and Hypermedia
Local subject classification:
human factors; protocol analysis; cognitive psychology; CAD; British Computer Society Workshop Series

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorSweeney, Marianen_US
dc.contributor.editorJones, Dylanen_US
dc.contributor.editorWinder, Russellen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-10T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:42:39Z-
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-06-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Application of cognitive psychology to CAD 1988, :477-488 People and computers IVen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106215-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and Sweeney, M. (1988) The application of cognitive psychology to CAD. In D. Jones and R.Winder (eds.) People and Computers IV. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 477-488. Abstract: The design of usable human-computer interfaces is one of the primary goals of the HCI specialist. To date however interest has focussed mainly on office or text based systems such as word processors or databases. Computer aided design (CAD) represents a major challenge to the human factors community to provide suitable input and expertise to an area where the users goals and requirements are cognitively distinct from more typical HCI. The present paper is based on psychological investigations of the engineering domain, involving an experimental comparison of designers using CAD and the more traditional drawing board. By employing protocol analytic techniques it is possible to shed light on the complex problem-solving nature of design and to demonstrate the crucial role of human factors in the development of interfaces which facilitate the designers in their task. A model of the cognition of design is proposed which indicates that available knowledge and guidelines alone are not sufficient to aid CAD developers and the distinct nature of the engineering designer's task merits specific attention. (This is a paper presented at HCI 1988 and the book is a record of all the proceedings at this conference, the major annual European conference on human-computer interaction.)en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectCognitive Scienceen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subject.otherhuman factorsen_US
dc.subject.otherprotocol analysisen_US
dc.subject.othercognitive psychologyen_US
dc.subject.otherCADen_US
dc.subject.otherBritish Computer Society Workshop Seriesen_US
dc.titleThe Application of cognitive psychology to CADen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.journalPeople and computers IVen_US
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