An investigation into the validation of formalised cognitive dimensions

ROAST, C. R. and KHAZAEI, B. (2007). An investigation into the validation of formalised cognitive dimensions. In: Interactive systems: design, specification, and verification. Berlin, Springer, 109-122.

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    The cognitive dimensions framework is a conceptual framework aimed at characterising features of interactive systems that are strongly influential upon their effective use. As such the framework facilitates the critical assessment and design of a wide variety of information artifacts. Although the framework has proved to be of considerable interest to researchers and practitioners, there has been little research examining how easily the dimensions used by it can be consistently applied. The work reported in this paper addresses this problem by examining an approach to the systematic application of dimensions and assessing its success empirically. The findings demonstrate a relatively successful approach to validating the systematic application of some concepts found in the cognitive dimensions framework.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Published in Book series: Lecture notes in computer science, 4323/2007 © Springer. The original publication is available at
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
    Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-69554-7_9
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2008
    Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 11:29

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