The central role of cognitive computations in human-information interaction

Wai-Tat Fu, Jessie Chin, Q. Vera Liao

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Cognitive science is a science of intelligent systems. This chapter proposes that cognitive science can provide useful perspectives for research on technology-mediated human-information interaction (HII) when HII is cast as emergent behaviour of a coupled intelligent system. It starts with a review of a few foundational concepts related to cognitive computations and how they can be applied to understand the nature of HII. It discusses several important properties of a coupled cognitive system and their implication to designs of information systems. Finally, it covers how levels of abstraction have been useful for cognitive science, and how these levels can inform design of intelligent information systems that are more compatible with human cognitive computations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Interaction
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780198799603
StatePublished - Mar 22 2018


  • Cognitive computation
  • HII
  • Human cognition
  • Human-information interaction
  • Intelligent system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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