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As documentation is more and more built directly into the
interface, and as technical communicators move into areas
of interface design and usability, it is important to have a
theoreticaij%amework within which to make decisions
about what kind of information should be conveyed at any
Although it is possible to design highly usable systems
baaed on intuition alone, there area set of basic cognitive
principles which tied design. Designs which violate these
principles are likely to cause users problems. These
principles are also useful in predicting how designs will
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This paper reviews and criticizes existing theories of the firm, which take a technical or a governance
perspective. One point of criticism is that they do not offer an adequate treatment of ...
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This paper presents elements of a cognitive theory of organisation, with the firm as a specific form of
organisation, from the perspective of embodied cognition. It entails the notion of ...
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We discuss external and internal graphical and linguistic representational systems. We
argue that a cognitive theory of peoples' reasoning performance must account for a the
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Many computer users have trouble learning and remembering information presented on a
computer screen. Based on cognitive theories, part of the reason for lack of retention is hypo- ...
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The thesis of this article is that the individual should be regarded as the locus of media liter-
acy—not schools, parents, or the media industries. Furthermore, the article argues that ...
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The sacred as a religious concept is inseparably linked with the
linguistic conventions of Western societies, the roots of which go
far back into the history of both Indo-European and ...
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he value of team work over individual work is the team’s ability to amplify the
effectiveness of each individual through collective work. Unfortunately, many teams fall
short of ...
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Prospect theory is an empirical model of choice that stands as the leading alternative to rationality for
explaining decisions under conditions of risk. While many still defend the assumption ...
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Is there anything special or distinctive about fiduciary relation-
ships? Or is the term "fiduciary" nothing more than a label that ob-
scures rather than clarifies? Recently, several ...
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For over a decade now teachers and practitioners of translation and interpreting
have witnessed the appearance of a large number of empirical studies using a
cognitive approach in their ...
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