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Cognitive artifacts

@inproceedings{Norman1991CognitiveA,
  title={Cognitive artifacts},
  author={Donald A. Norman},
  year={1991}
}
Artifacts pervade our lives, our every activity. The speed, power, and intelligence of human beings are drambtically enhanced by the invention of artificial devices, so much so that tool making and usage constitute one of the defining characteristics of our species. Many artifacts make us stronger or faster, or protect us from the elements or predators, or feed and clothe us. And many artifacts make us smarter, increasing cognitive capabilities and making possible the modern intellectual world. 

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