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Titre du document / Document title

Mental models : concepts for human-computer interaction research

Auteur(s) / Author(s)


Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) US army defense medical information systems, WRAMC, Washington DC 20307, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

In interacting with the world, people form internal representations or mental models of themselves and the objects with which they interact (Norman, 1983a). According to Norman, mental models provide predictive and explanatory powers for understanding the interaction. More abstractly, Gentner and Stevens (1983) propose that mental models focus on the way people understand a specific knowledge domain. More concretely, Carroll (1984) views mental models as information that is input into cognitive structures and processes. What are mental models? Are they always formed? When formed, what are their characteristics? What are the functional consequences of having no model (if that is possible), an immature model, or a mature model? This paper intends to explore these questions

Revue / Journal Title

International journal of man-machine studies    ISSN  0020-7373   CODEN IJMMBC 

Source / Source

1993, vol. 38, no4, pp. 587-605 (1 p. 1/2)

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Academic Press, London, ROYAUME-UNI  (1969-1993) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords



Adaptive system


Human-machine interact


Mental model


Mots-clés français / French Keywords



Système adaptatif


Interaction homme-machine


Modèle mental


Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords



Sistema adaptativo


Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14299, 35400003383669.0030

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 4860376

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