Cognition Is Not What It Used to Be: Reconsidering Usability From an Embodied Embedded Cognition Perspective

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dc.contributor.author van Dijk, Jelle
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T10:07:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T10:07:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation van Dijk, J. (2009). Cognition Is Not What It Used to Be: Reconsidering Usability From an Embodied Embedded Cognition Perspective. Human Technology, Volume 5 (1), pp. 29-46. URN: NBN:fi:jyu-20094141409. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20232
dc.description.abstract Embodied embedded cognition (EEC) has gained support in cognitive science as well as in human–computer interaction (HCI). EEC can be characterized both by its action-centeredness as well as its roots in phenomenology. The phenomenological aspects of EEC could be seen as support for trends in design emphasizing the user experience. Meanwhile, usability issues often are still approached using traditional methods based on cognitivist assumptions. In this paper, I argue for a renewed focus on improving usability from an EEC perspective. I draw mainly on a behavior-oriented interpretation of the theory, the key aspects of which are reviewed. A tentative sketch for an embodied embedded usability is proposed, doing justice to the embodied embedded nature of interaction while retaining the goal of developing technology that is easy to use in everyday practice. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2009 Jelle van Dijk, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.subject.other embodied embedded cognition en
dc.subject.other usability en
dc.subject.other human computer interaction en
dc.title Cognition Is Not What It Used to Be: Reconsidering Usability From an Embodied Embedded Cognition Perspective
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20094141409

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