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Antti Oulasvirta, Per Ola Kristensson, Xiaojun Bi, and Andrew Howes

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198799603

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198799603.001.0001

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The Central Role of Cognitive Computations in Human-Information Interaction

The Central Role of Cognitive Computations in Human-Information Interaction

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(p.363) 13 The Central Role of Cognitive Computations in Human-Information Interaction
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Computational Interaction
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Wai-Tat Fu

Jessie Chin

Q. Vera Liao

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198799603.003.0014

Cognitive science is a science of intelligent systems. This chapter proposes that cognitive science can provide useful perspectives for research on technology-mediated human-information interaction (HII) when HII is cast as emergent behaviour of a coupled intelligent system. It starts with a review of a few foundational concepts related to cognitive computations and how they can be applied to understand the nature of HII. It discusses several important properties of a coupled cognitive system and their implication to designs of information systems. Finally, it covers how levels of abstraction have been useful for cognitive science, and how these levels can inform design of intelligent information systems that are more compatible with human cognitive computations.

Keywords:   cognitive computation, human-information interaction, intelligent system, HII, human cognition

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