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Cognitive dimensions: Achievements, new directions, and open questions

Green, TRG; Blandford, AE; Church, L; Roast, CR; Clarke, S; (2006) Cognitive dimensions: Achievements, new directions, and open questions. J VISUAL LANG COMPUT , 17 (4) 328 - 365. 10.1016/j.jvlc.2006.04.004.

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Abstract

The cognitive dimensions framework has inspired research both more and less varied than expected. In this paper, we revisit the original aims and briefly describe some subsequent research, to consider whether the original aims were too austere in rejecting knowledge-based dimensions; whether the dimensions can be shown to have real-world relevance; and whether their definitions can be improved, either piecemeal or by refactoring the entire set. We mention some issues that remain unexplored, and conclude by describing two different ventures into defining clear procedures for real-life application, operating in very different milieux but both accepting that the framework should be developed from its original formulation. (c) 2006 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Type:Article
Title:Cognitive dimensions: Achievements, new directions, and open questions
DOI:10.1016/j.jvlc.2006.04.004
Keywords:MODELS, NOTATIONS, DESIGN
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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