Chapter 3: Cognitive Aspects

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Below is additional material associated with the topics covered in chapter 3.

Cognitive Psychology and Design

An article written by Jason Withrow on the contribution cognitive psychology, especially visual perception, can make to interaction design:

An extensive overview of the role of cognitive psychology in the history of HCI written by Jack Carroll can be found on the site – which also has a wealth of other articles and resources:

Mental Models

There is lots of material on mental models on the web. A good introduction is by Ruth Byrne (a cognitive psychologist)

An interview with Indi Young who wrote a book on “Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy With Human Behavior.” (2008) can be found at: