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Keeping It Too Simple: How the Reductive Tendency Affects Cognitive Engineering
May/June 2004 (vol. 19 no. 3)
pp. 90-94
Paul J. Feltovich, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
Robert R. Hoffman, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
David Woods, Ohio State University
Axel Roesler, Ohio State University
When faced with complex tasks and information, people sometimes deal with the complexity through oversimplification, which can lead to misconception and faulty knowledge application. This has serious implications for cognitive engineers designing complex sociotechnical systems.
Index Terms:
complex socialtechnical systems, cognitive engineers, reductive bias, oversimplification
Citation:
Paul J. Feltovich, Robert R. Hoffman, David Woods, Axel Roesler, "Keeping It Too Simple: How the Reductive Tendency Affects Cognitive Engineering," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 90-94, May-June 2004, doi:10.1109/MIS.2004.14
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