What is Distributed Cognition?

Distributed cognition proposes that human knowledge and cognition are not confined to the individual. Instead, they are distributed by placing memories, facts, or knowledge on the objects, individuals, and tools in our environment.

Distributed cognition puts emphasis on the individual and his environment. In essence, when observing a user in real work setting, we take into account how knowledge is distributed among other users, tools, documents, and information systems.

Having the right information on time.

The primary ingredient for making right decisions is having the right information on time. Information is often gathered through meetings, interviews, focus group or surveys. Unfortunately, these techniques do not always provide all the insight and facts.   Continue reading Having the right information on time.

What is Cognitive Engineering

Cognitive Engineering also called Cognitive Ergonomics comes from Industrial engineering. It is an Integration of Engineering, and Cognitive Ergonomics.  From the Greek words “ergon” (work) and “nomos” (science of), “Ergonomics” means the study of humans at work.

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Cognitive Engineering Provide the Right Information

The primary ingredient for making right decisions is having the right information There is nothing worse than doing the wrong thing well” (Peter Drucker). Typically analyst and or managers provide information to executive. Information is often gathered through meetings, interviews, focus group or surveys. Unfortunately, these techniques do not always provide all the insight and facts.   Continue reading Cognitive Engineering Provide the Right Information