Cognitive Dimensions (CD) provide a practical framework for evaluating aspects of the usability of any artifact, tool, or user-interface. For example, cognitive dimensions include vicosity, juxtaposability, etc. Current interest focuses on analysing the trade-offs between these dimensions.
The related area of Cognitive Technology (CT) is concerned with the impact of technology and technological change on human cognition, and conversely with the externalisation of human cognition in the form of new technologies and technological change. CT seek seeks to understand and optimise the pragmatics of tools as instruments of mind and the human-tool relationship.
This workshop will include presentations by invited speakers, with some slots reserved for other contributions, as well as focused discussion on topics such as new cognitive dimensions, trade-offs between cognitive dimensions. the relationship between cognitive dimension and cognitive technology.
Lunch and coffee will also be provided.
Participation is mainly by invitation. Position papers
may focus on such areas as:
Alan Blackwell and Thomas Green will be attending.
Please come to main reception upon arrival.
10.15 - 10.45   COFFEE
10.45 - 11.00   Welcome - Cognitive Technology & Cognitive Dimensions (Chrystopher Nehaniv)
11.00 - 12.00   Promises Promises: Tradeoffs and Profiles (Thomas Green)
12.00 - 13.00   New Dimensions (Alan Blackwell)
13.00 - 13.45   LUNCH
13.45 - 14.30   A Meta-View of a Cognitive Dimensions Profile (Maria Kutar & Carol Britton)
14.30 - 15.15   Tool Support for Exploring Dimensional Analysis (Chris Roast)
15.15 - 15.30   TEA
15.30 - 16.15   Agency, Dependency and Observation in the Study of Cognitive
Dimensions (Allan Wong)
16.15 - 17.00   Dissemination (Thomas Green, Alan Blackwell, Chrystopher Nehaniv)
For further information contact the organisers:
Interactive Systems Research Group
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB