Future Interaction Design

  • Antti Pirhonen
  • Pertti Saariluoma
  • Hannakaisa Isomäki
  • Chris Roast

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Peter Wright, John McCarthy
    Pages 9-30
  3. Anita Greenhill, Hannakaisa Isomäki
    Pages 53-66
  4. Pertti Saariluoma
    Pages 67-83
  5. José J. Cañas, Ladislao Salmerón, Inmaculada Fajardo
    Pages 85-104
  6. Mary Zajicek
    Pages 151-176
  7. Michael Thomsen
    Pages 177-192
  8. Jayne Wallace, Andrew Dearden
    Pages 193-216
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 217-217

About this book


In 1969 Herbert Simon wrote a book, The Science of the Artificial, in which he argued that cognitive science should have its area of application in the design of devices. He proposed the foundation of a science of the artificial related with cognitive science in the sense in which we have traditionally understood the relationship between the engineering disciplines and the basic sciences. Such a science has been called cognitive ergonomics or cognitive engineering (Norman 1986). Simon’s cognitive ergonomics (1969), would be independent of cognitive science, its basic science, although both would be closely related. Cognitive science would contribute knowledge on human cognitive processes, and cognitive ergonomics would contribute concrete problems of design that should be solved in the context of the creation of devices. Norman (1986), the author that coined the term cognitive engineering, conceived it as an applied cognitive science where the knowledge of cognitive science is combined with that of engineering to solve design problems. According to Norman, its objectives would be: (1) to understand the fundamental principles of human actions important for the development of the engineering of design principles, and (2) to build systems that are pleasant in their use.


Design Human-Centred Information Systems Interaction computer human-computer interaction human-computer interaction (HCI) information system interaction design society technology ubiquitous computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Antti Pirhonen
    • 1
  • Pertti Saariluoma
    • 1
  • Hannakaisa Isomäki
    • 2
  • Chris Roast
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & Information SystemsUniversity of JyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.Department of Research MethodologyUniversity of LaplandFinland
  3. 3.School of Computing and Management SciencesSheffield Hallam UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-791-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-089-4
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