Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Reaction: Distributed Cognition as a Theoretical Framework

The paper makes the case that distributed cognition should be used as a theoretical framework for InfoVis. The paper stays at a very high level and uses language that made it particularly hard to understand where the author is going. In addition this paper presents findings in abstract fashions without delving into specific examples. As a result, it's hard to draw any practical use from the described theory. In comparison to the other two, I had a hard time extracting valuable information from this paper.