Note 2

Distributed cognition as defined in communication and cognition at work

  • Distributed cognition is about how we use design elements to share knowledge and coordinate behavior often using technology and in contet of team interaction.
  • Allows for redundancy in information such that more than one person has awareness of data even if specific to only one role (and where they may only be considering certain parts of a whole).
  • Benefit in error reducation among the team
  • Communication is open and supports complex coordinated activities

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