Cognition comprises many processes, including thinking,
attention, learning, memory, perception, decision-making,
planning, reading, speaking, and listening.
- The way an interface is designed can greatly affect how well
people can perceive, attend, learn, and remember how to carry out
- The main benefits of conceptual frameworks and cognitive
theories are that they can explain user interaction and predict
user performance. . The conceptual framework of mental models
provides a way of conceptualizing the user’s understanding of the
- Research findings and theories from cognitive psychology need
to be carefully reinterpreted in the context of interaction
design to avoid oversimplification and misapplication.
From: Preece, J., Rogers, Y., Sharp, H. (2002), Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, New York: Wiley