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Cognitive dimensions: achievements, new directions, and open questions

Green, T.R.G.; Blandford, A.E.; Church, L.; Roast, C.R.; Clarke, S.; (2006) Cognitive dimensions: achievements, new directions, and open questions. Journal of Visual Languages & Computing , 17 (4) pp. 328-365. 10.1016/j.jvlc.2006.04.004. Green open access


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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.

Type: Article
Title: Cognitive dimensions: achievements, new directions, and open questions
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvlc.2006.04.004
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvlc.2006.04.004
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5125
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