Applied cognitive task analysis (ACTA): a practitioner's toolkit for understanding cognitive task demands.

@article{Militello1998AppliedCT,
  title={Applied cognitive task analysis (ACTA): a practitioner's toolkit for understanding cognitive task demands.},
  author={Laura G. Militello and Robert J. B. Hutton},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={1998},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={1618-41}
}
Cognitive task analysis (CTA) is a set of methods for identifying cognitive skills, or mental demands, needed to perform a task proficiently. The product of the task analysis can be used to inform the design of interfaces and training systems. However, CTA is resource intensive and has previously been of limited use to design practitioners. A streamlined method of CTA, Applied Cognitive Task Analysis (ACTA), is presented in this paper. ACTA consists of three interview methods that help the… CONTINUE READING
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