Visualization Tools as Cognitive Artifacts, by Donald Norman

Originally published December 20, 2004 http://informationvisualization.typepad.com/sigvis/2004/12/post.html The power of the unaided mind is highly overrated” and, one could argue, the goal of information visualization is to provide some of the necessary aid. I made that statement in my 1993 book “Things that make us smart,” where I argued that “cognitive artifacts” have greatly enhanced our […]