Sunday, September 11, 2011

Reaction:Distributed Cognition as a Theoretical Framework for Information Visualization

This paper shows how distributed cognition framework can be used to substantiate the theoretical foundation of InfoVis. The traditional experimental approach studies how human perceive and store abstract information.DCog questions such approach of studying human cognition.

We understand that the environment cannot be separated from human while studying cognition. Keeping this in mind DCog is a framework under development.

InfoVis is a research area that is related to study of human perception and cognition.To successfully incorporate the human component into InfoVis theories,we need a framework that can identify important theoretical concepts.