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Bridging between basic theories and the artifacts of human-computer interaction.
In J.M. Carroll (Ed.), Designing Interaction: Psychology at the Human-Computer Interface (pp. 103-127). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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This book chapter discusses both the past "performance" of basic theory in Human-Computer Interaction and the future prospects for improving its applicability. It is argued that a key role needs to be played by "bridging representations". These are the articulation of key assumptions made in establishing appropriate scientific principles ("discovery representations") and in applying them (Applications representations). The potential value of such constructs is illustrated by reference to several extant and developing forms of HCI theory.