Category Archives: Lit Review: Human Factors

Cognitive Fluidity

Steven Mithen, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Reading, and author, writes about cognitive fluidity in an essay titled Out of the mind: material culture and the supernatural in Becoming Human. (2009). He discusses two cognitive developments which resulted in religion and…

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Visual-Syntactic Text Formatting: Theoretical Basis and Empirical Evidence for Impact on Human Reading

Visual-Syntactic Text Formatting: Theoretical Basis and Empirical Evidence for Impact on Human Reading Randall C. Walker, MD, Walker Reading Tech., Inc. Bloomington, Minnesota rwalker@liveink.com, Adam S. Gordon, Walker Reading Tech., Inc. Bloomington, Minnesota adam.gordon@liveink.com, Phil Schloss, BSEE, Walker Reading Tech., Inc. Bloomington, Minnesota phil@red-castle.com, Charles R. Fletcher, PhD, University of Minnesota…

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The Seven Tasks for Visual Information Environments

The Seven Tasks for Visual Information Environments By Ben Shneiderman (1996): Overview Gain an overview of the entire collection Zoom Zoom in on items of interest Filter Filter out uninteresting items Details-On-Demand Select an item or group and get details when needed Relate View…

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