Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior

I will be posting again soon with my theorising upon mental models and designers models. I am just completing my literature review and the next stage will be processing the theory and synthesising it to a visual communication application. Just as I am pulling the last main sources (see PhD project blog) I found this new book which may provide a missing bridge between cognitive science and design.

Young, I. (2008) Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior. Rosenfeld Media

I have also located a set of papers on embodied cognition too which I need to read. There is a good reading list available from this link. I have downloaded some of the papers already, but if Mark could let me know if there are any he would recommend that would be great.