Advanced

Thinking with a tool - what age and technology use reveals about cognition

Sandberg Frid, Linnéa LU (2011) KOGM20 20111
Cognitive Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Technology is often used as a method in memory intervention but there is a gap between what we know about memory processes and the interaction with technology tools (Topo, 2009; Dascal & Dror, 2005; Hjälmedelsinstitutet, 2011). This study aims to investigate how human use our memory in a real world setting and how we valuate a technological memory tool developed to support mild memory decline. It is measured by a semi structured interview and user evaluation questionnaires of a technological memory aid. The opinions of two groups, one with elderly and one with young participants with a total of N=20 individuals were collected and compared to each other. The result indicates that individuals are different depending on experience and culture... (More)
Technology is often used as a method in memory intervention but there is a gap between what we know about memory processes and the interaction with technology tools (Topo, 2009; Dascal & Dror, 2005; Hjälmedelsinstitutet, 2011). This study aims to investigate how human use our memory in a real world setting and how we valuate a technological memory tool developed to support mild memory decline. It is measured by a semi structured interview and user evaluation questionnaires of a technological memory aid. The opinions of two groups, one with elderly and one with young participants with a total of N=20 individuals were collected and compared to each other. The result indicates that individuals are different depending on experience and culture so that one assistive technology does not fit a whole target group. Another result also seen in the study is that internal and external memory strategies seem to be intrinsically interconnected with each other. Earlier studies show a gap in the research between how human memory processes works and how the design of technological products is outlined. Activity theory is suggested as a preferable framework for the study of human cognitive processes such as memory. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Sandberg Frid, Linnéa LU
supervisor
organization
course
KOGM20 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
cognitive tool, memorystrategies, ageing
language
English
id
2057369
date added to LUP
2012-09-21 14:56:39
date last changed
2012-09-21 14:56:39
@misc{2057369,
  abstract     = {Technology is often used as a method in memory intervention but there is a gap between what we know about memory processes and the interaction with technology tools (Topo, 2009; Dascal & Dror, 2005; Hjälmedelsinstitutet, 2011). This study aims to investigate how human use our memory in a real world setting and how we valuate a technological memory tool developed to support mild memory decline. It is measured by a semi structured interview and user evaluation questionnaires of a technological memory aid. The opinions of two groups, one with elderly and one with young participants with a total of N=20 individuals were collected and compared to each other. The result indicates that individuals are different depending on experience and culture so that one assistive technology does not fit a whole target group. Another result also seen in the study is that internal and external memory strategies seem to be intrinsically interconnected with each other. Earlier studies show a gap in the research between how human memory processes works and how the design of technological products is outlined. Activity theory is suggested as a preferable framework for the study of human cognitive processes such as memory.},
  author       = {Sandberg Frid, Linnéa},
  keyword      = {cognitive tool,memorystrategies,ageing},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Thinking with a tool - what age and technology use reveals about cognition},
  year         = {2011},
}