Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Nova, N. (2003) Distributed Cognition and Space

I quickly skimmed this. It seems to nicely tie both space (spaciality) and place within Distributed Cognition. And although neither Pea, nor Taun are cited, Benford is. Here's the link, title, abstract, and TOC.

Link to PDF download (148k): CRAFT_report1.pdf

Socio-cognitive functions of space
in collaborative settings : a
literature review about Space,
Cognition and Collaboration

Nicolas Nova
nicolas.nova@epfl.ch
September 2003


Abstract : This document reports on a brief
literature review about social and cognitive functions
of spatial features used when collaborating in both
physical and virtual settings. Those concepts come
from various fields like social, cognitive as well as
environmental psychology or CSCW (Computer
Supported Collaborative Work). I briefly summarize
the social and cognitive affordances of spatial
features like distance, proxemics, co-presence,
visibility or activity in the context of physical and
virtual space. The way human beings employ those
features finally allows to give insights about
potential avenues of research.

Summary........................................................................3
Introduction.....................................................................4
Aim of the report..............................................................4
How social uses of space are studied....................................6
What do you mean by virtual space ?...................................6
Structure of the report.......................................................7
Relation 1 : person/person.................................................8
Relation 2 : person/artifact................................................13
Relation 3 : person/place..................................................16
Relation 4 : space, place and activity...................................20
Relation 5 : space and artifacts..........................................25
Conclusion......................................................................27
Glossary.........................................................................29
References.....................................................................31

1 Comments:

Anonymous Nicolas Nova said...

yes some people/references are somehow missing :( there is more updated version in on-line journal psychnology: http://www.psychnology.org/pnj3(2)_nova_abstract.htm

2:36 AM  

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