Ubiquitous Augmented Cognition

  • Anna Skinner
  • Clementina Russo
  • Lisa Baraniecki
  • Molly Maloof
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8534)


The paradigm shift in pervasive computing drives human-computer interaction (HCI) toward complex domains, where novel approaches to support human cognition in mobile and dynamic environments are necessary. The field of Augmented Cognition (AugCog) provides a scientifically-grounded approach toward intrinsic human information processing and challenges associated with data-intensive systems, leveraging empirically-based HCI solutions that account for human cognitive limitations. Applying this to ubiquitous computing demands unobtrusive technologies capable of time-dependant user assessment in various environments. Technological advances and utilization of personal activity reporting at a consumer level have made ubiquitous AugCog a necessary implementation. Such technologies (i.e., head-mounted displays) produce a deluge of data, generating a need for experimentally-based metrics, algorithms, and adaptive interfaces for closed-loop, synergistic human-technology performance systems. A Ubiquitous AugCog framework is proposed along with an essential use case to guide the design of multi-modal human performance assessment and optimization tools beyond laboratory settings.


HCI Augmented Cognition Ubiquitous Computing Pervasive Computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Skinner
    • 1
  • Clementina Russo
    • 1
  • Lisa Baraniecki
    • 1
  • Molly Maloof
    • 2
  1. 1.AnthroTronixSilver SpringUSA
  2. 2.3ScanSan FranciscoUSA

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