Cognitive Styles and Knowledge of Operational Procedures of Electric Appliances

  • Mamoru Okada
  • Akio Ishimoto
  • Toshiki Yamaoka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4554)

Abstract

The objective of this research is to investigate the relationship between user’s knowledge of operation procedures for some electric appliances and their cognitive styles. First, questionnaires were given to the participants. The participants answered below questions about cognitive styles. Second, to investigate the participants’ knowledge of operating procedures of the electric appliances, participants were asked to write free text description on how to use an appliance without actually operating it. We found certain kinds of knowledge about operation procedures were linked to user’s cognitive style.

Keywords

cognitive style mental model operating procedure electronic appliance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mamoru Okada
    • 1
  • Akio Ishimoto
    • 2
  • Toshiki Yamaoka
    • 3
  1. 1.Wakayama University Graduate School of System Engineering Wakayama University, 930 Sakaedani, Wakayama City, Wakayama, (*Until March 2006)Japan
  2. 2.Research Institute of Human Engineering for Quality Life, Kowa Awashin Bldg. 3rd Floor, 3-7, Awaji-machi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Design and Information Sciences, Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University, 930 Sakaedani, Wakayama City, WakayamaJapan

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