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Cognitive models of human-information interaction


Human-information interaction (HII) is a emerging branch of human-computer interaction (HCI) that is concerned with how people interact with, and process, outwardly accessible information such as the World Wide Web. HII adopts an information-centric approach rather than the computer-centric approach of the field of human-computer interaction (Lucas, 2000). Like HCI, the field of HII is an application field that provides a complex testbed for theories of cognitive architecture. In turn, such theories provide the basis for cognitive engineering models that can yield predictions about technology and information design. This chapter provides an overview of cognitive architectures and cognitive engineering models in the context of human-information interaction.


Pirolli, P. L. Cognitive models of human-information interaction. In Handbook of Applied Cognition, second edition, edited by F. T. Durso. West Sussex UK: Wiley; 2007.