Methods of cognitive analysis for HCI

Douglas J. Gillan, Nancy J. Cooke

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This tutorial teaches participants about methods used to measure cognitive content, structure, and processes in an active hands-on manner, and how to apply those methods to HCI. The structure of the tutorial centers around the phases of a design process; the areas of cognition addressed are perception, memory, language, and thinking. For the initial analytical phase of design, the tutorial describes methods for measuring visual search, the structure of semantic memory, and process tracing. Methods for measuring readability and comprehension, as well as memory recall and recognition are applied to data from the second phase - design and diagnostic testing. For the third phase - system testing, the discussion focuses on scaling methods and statistical techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2) - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: May 7 1995May 11 1995


OtherProceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2)
CityDenver, CO, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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