The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2007: §2753
|Fri, Nov 2, 5:00 - 5:25, Haselton 2 Paper (refereed)
|Recommended Citation: Levine, B J. Applying Principles of Cognitive Psychology to Designing Information Systems Interfaces: What We Can Learn from Students and Practitioners. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2007, v 24 (Pittsburgh): §2753. ISSN: 1542-7382.
Applying Principles of Cognitive Psychology to Designing Information Systems Interfaces: What We Can Learn from Students and Practitioners
Although there is substantial research that user interfaces can be improved by incorporating principles of cognitive psychology, these principles are commonly omitted in the design of information systems interfaces. To explore why, this paper presents the results of a study that examined the design projects of practitioners who were completing an interdisciplinary, graduate-level degree in information systems. The results indicate that the kinds of data students collect and the degree to which they value and understand cognitive principles can help explain the omission. The paper also offers strategies educators can employ to prepare students and professionals to incorporate cognitive principles in real-life information systems interfaces.
|Barbara J. Levine [a1] [a2]|
Robert Morris University [u1] [u2]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: cognitive principles, information systems, curricula, interface design, usability, strategies for educators
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