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ERIC Number: EJ788088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Designing for User Cognition and Affect in Software Instructions
van der Meij, Hans
Learning and Instruction, v18 n1 p18-29 Feb 2008
In this paper we examine how to design software instructions for user cognition and affect. A basic and co-user manual are compared. The first provides fundamental support for both; the latter includes a buddy to further optimize support for user affect. The basic manual was faster and judged as easier to process than the co-user manual. In addition, it facilitated re-use. Both manuals supported perceived task-relevance, self-confidence and learning equally well. Research is discussed to explicate why the design worked well and how it can be improved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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