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Evaluation: Does the Cognitive Engineering Effort Do What It Was Envisioned to Do?

Leonard Adelman

in The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Engineering

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199757183
Published online May 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199757183.013.0020

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Evaluation: Does the Cognitive Engineering             Effort Do What It Was Envisioned to Do?

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Cognitive engineering represents instantiations of hypotheses for how technology or procedures will improve cognitive processing and, in turn, performance or satisfaction. Evaluation provides the data indicating whether these hypotheses are supported or not. Such data are critical to obtain as early in the development process as possible when enhancements can be made most cost-effectively. This chapter presents three examples illustrating the importance of evaluation for cognitively engineered systems and procedures. It concludes with answering often-asked questions and considering future directions.

Keywords: evaluation; cognitive engineering; systems engineering; testing; usability

Article.  7123 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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