Interfacing Thought
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Interfacing Thought

Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction

Edited by John M. Carroll





Interfacing Thought consolidates and presents theoretically important cognitive science research in the new and intensely active domain of human-computer interaction. It is a valuable survey of the whole range of problems and tasks in this growing field.The twelve essays focus on the design of "user interfaces," or computers as experienced and manipulated by human users, showing how human motivation, action, and experience place constraints on the usability of computer equipment. In confronting the challenge of developing an applied science of human-computer interaction grounded in the framework of cognitive science, the essays make basic contributions to the development of cognitive science itself.John M. Carroll is Manager of Advisory Interfaces at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He is coeditor, with Thomas G. Bever and Lance A. Miller, of Talking Minds: The Study of Language in the Cognitive Sciences, an MIT Press paperback. A Bradford Book.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262031257 320 pp. |


$42.00 X | £33.00 ISBN: 9780262532211 320 pp. |


John M. Carroll

John M. Carroll is a professor in the School of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, University Park, PA. He has been elected into the CHI Academy by The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI) in recognition of his outstanding leadership and service in the field of computer-human interaction.


  • This book is essential reading for software designers, computer programmers who write marketable code, and researchers in computer-human interaction.

    Art Graesser

    Memphis State University

  • All in all, this book is perhaps the best single compendium of applied cognitive research in human-computer interaction today.

    Thomas P. Moran

    Xerox Palo Alto Research Center