Cognitive dimensions: Achievements, new directions, and open questions

GREEN, T. R. G., BLANDFORD, A. E., CHURCH, L., ROAST, C. R. and CLARKE, S. (2006). Cognitive dimensions: Achievements, new directions, and open questions. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, 17 (4), 328-365.

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Link to published version:: 10.1016/j.jvlc.2006.04.004


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.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Computing
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jvlc.2006.04.004
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2010 15:45
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 12:47

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