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Situated Cognition

Analysis: There are benefits to being able to visualize a network as more than a directed graph, even though a graph representation is computationally powerful.

Foreshadowing augmented reality notions, Clancey defined “situated cognition” as

. . . viewed not just in terms of high-level “expertise,” but in the ability to find one’s way around the world, to learn new ways of seeing things, and to coordinate activity. This approach is called situated cognition.

Citation:  W. J. Clancey, Situated Cognition: On Human Knowledge and Computer Representations (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives).

Cambridge University Press, Aug. 1997. [Online]. Available: