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Designing for user cognition and affect in software instructions
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Learning and Instruction Volume 18, Number 1, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

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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Hans van der Meij. (2008). Designing for user cognition and affect in software instructions. Learning and Instruction, 18(1), 18-29. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved November 18, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2006.08.002

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