Post-cognitivist HCI: Second-wave theories

Victor Kaptelinin, Bonnie Nardi, Susanne Bødker, John Carroll, Jim Hollan, Edwin Hutchins, Terry Winograd

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Historically, the dominant paradigm in HCI, when it appeared as a field in early 80s, was information processing ("cognitivist") psychology. In recent decades, as the focus of research moved beyond information processing to include how the use of technology emerges in social, cultural and organizational contexts, a variety of conceptual frameworks have been proposed as candidate theoretical foundations for "second-wave" HCI and CSCW. The purpose of this panel is to articulate similarities and differences between some of the leading "post-cognitivist" theoretical perspectives: language/action, activity theory, and distributed cognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI'03 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'03
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2003 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2003Apr 10 2003

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFt. Lauderdale, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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