Anke Dittmar, Dianne Murray, Gerrit van der Veer, Harry Witchel
At a 1982 European meeting focused on cognitive engineering, all participants were psychologists, trying to make control rooms and computer programming languages easier to use from a cognitive perspective. This was the starting point of what is now known as cognitive ergonomics (CE). CE is an academic field that developed mainly in a European context. It has always been concerned with designing for human use by studying the interaction of complex tools, cognition, collaboration, and context. Its goals are the optimization of, or the compromise between, human well-being and the performance of a work system. This natural tension, when…
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