Cognitive Technology, Volume 113

1st Edition

In Search of a Humane Interface

Editors: J.L. Mey B. Gorayska
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444822758
eBook ISBN: 9780080529318
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st December 1995
Page Count: 419
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. Of minds and men (B. Gorayska, J.L. Mey). THEORETICAL ISSUES. Cognition. Epistemic technology and relevance analysis: Rethinking cognitive technology (B. Gorayska, J. Marsh). Imaginization as an approach to interactive multimedia (O.F. Kirkeby, L. Malmborg). Intelligence augmentation: The vision inside virtual reality (F. Biocca). Modeling and Mental Tools. Patience and control: The importance of maintaining the link between producers and users (D.A. Good). "And ye shall be as machines" - or should machines be as us? On the modeling of matter and mind (H. Haberland). Levels of explanation: Complexity and ecology (H.M. Chan). Agents. Agents and creativity (M.A. Boden). Virtual (reality + intelligence) (M.W. Krueger). CASES AND PROBLEMS. Communication. Heuristic ergonomics and the socio-cognitive interface (R.O. Lindsay). How to support learning from interaction with stimulated characters (A. Kass et al.). E-mail and intimacy (R.W. Janney). Communication impedance: Touchstone for cognitive technology (R.G. Eisenhart, D.C. Littman). Education. Technology and the structure of tertiary education institutions (K. Cox). A Chinese character based telecommunication device for the deaf (O.L. Clubb, C.H. Lee). Teaching syllogistic to the blind (L. Goldstein). Using microcomputer technology to promote students' higher-order reading (C.K. Leong). Planning. Issues in the development of human-computer mixed-initiative planning (M.H. Burstein D.V. McDermott). Committees of decision trees (D. Heath et al.). A learning environment to teach planning skills (R.C. Schank, S. Szegö). Applied Cognitive Science. Cognitive technology and differential topology: The importance of shape features (T.L. Kunii). Hypertext and reading cognition (A. McHoul, P, Roe). Verbal and non-verbal behaviours in face to face TV conf

Description

In this book the editors have gathered a number of contributions by persons who have been working on problems of Cognitive Technology (CT). The present collection initiates explorations of the human mind via the technologies the mind produces. These explorations take as their point of departure the question What happens when humans produce new technologies? Two interdependent perspectives from which such a production can be approached are adopted:

• How and why constructs that have their origins in human mental life are embodied in physical environments when people fabricate their habitat, even to the point of those constructs becoming that very habitat

• How and why these fabricated habitats affect, and feed back into, human mental life.

The aim of the CT research programme is to determine, in general, which technologies, and in particular, which interactive computer-based technologies, are humane with respect to the cognitive development and evolutionary adaptation of their end users. But what does it really mean to be humane in a technological world? To shed light on this central issue other pertinent questions are raised, e.g.

• Why are human minds externalised, i.e., what purpose does the process of externalisation serve?

• What can we learn about the human mind by studying how it externalises itself?

• How does the use of externalised mental constructs (the objects we call 'tools') change people fundamentally?

• To what extent does human interaction with technology serve as an amplification of human cognition, and to what extent does it lead to a atrophy of the human mind?

The book calls for a reflection on what a tool is. Strong parallels between CT and environmentalism are drawn: both are seen as trends having originated in our need to understand how we manipulate, by means of the tools we have created, our natural habitat consisting of, on the one hand, the cognitive environmen


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No. of pages:
419
Language:
English
Copyright:
© North Holland 1996
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9780080529318
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444822758

About the Editors

J.L. Mey Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

B. Gorayska Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PRC