Cognitive Styles and Knowledge of Operational Procedures of Electric Appliances
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.
Keywordscognitive style mental model operating procedure electronic appliance
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