Cognitive artifacts as a window on design

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We are investigating information analysis as a kind of problem solving in which teams are presented with a collection of facts regarding people, places and events, and then identify underlying connections, patterns, and plans in order to draw specific conclusions. The teams spontaneously created a variety of artifacts to hold and organize problem information, and practices to simplify and regularize their collaborative interactions around these artifacts. In this paper, we analyze the artifacts and practices as a potential source of insight into how this problem solving activity could be supported by an interactive system design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-261
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Visual Languages and Computing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications


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