Psychological Distance: Manipulating an Interface versus Controlling a System

Alex Kirlik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents the reprinted article "Toward theory-driven, quantitative performance measurement in ergonomics science: The abstraction hierarchy as a framework for data analysis" by Xinyao Yu, Elfreda Lau, Kim J. Vicente, and Michael W. Carter. The article focuses on the effects of various interface designs on the strategies people used to control a simulated power plant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Tech
Subtitle of host publicationEthical and Scientific Foundations
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199863358
ISBN (Print)9780199765140
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Abstraction hierarchy
  • Ergonomics
  • Interface design
  • Power plant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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