7 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition7 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition9 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognition9 On the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognitionOn the role of cognitive science in the design of systems to augment cognitionPart II: Personal Memory Systems More BroadlyAugmenting Long-term Memory2020-09-24JournalSuch a balance is not easy to achieve. The human-computer interaction (HCI) community has tried to achieve it in the systems they build, not just for memory, but for augmenting human cognition in general. But I don't think it's worked so well. It seems to me that they've given up a lot of boldness and imagination and aspiration in their design\\ As an outsider, I'm aware this comment won't make me any friends within the HCI community. On the other hand, I don't think it does any good to be silent, either. When I look at major events within the community, such as the CHI conference, the overwhelming majority of papers seem timid when compared to early work on augmentation. It's telling that publishing conventional static papers (pdf, not even interactive JavaScript and HTML) is still so central to the field. . At the same time, they're not doing full-fledged cognitive science either – they're not developing a detailed understanding of the mind. Finding the right relationship between imaginative design and cognitive science is a core problem for work on augmentation, and it's not trivial.