David Kirsh

Author: David Kirsh

David Kirsh is a Canadian cognitive scientist, and Professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he heads the Interactive Cognition Lab.

He received his BA from the University of Toronto in 1976 and his D.Phil. from Oxford University[2] in 1983 with the thesis Representation and rationality : foundations of cognitive science.

Prior to arriving at UCSD, he spent five years as a research scientist at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory from 1984 to 1989. Since 1989 he is Professor at Deptarment of Cognitive Science at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Since 1989 he is director of the Interactive Cognition Lab as well.

His research interests include interactive design, collaborative environments, cognitive aspects of multimedia design, information architecture, attention management and human-computer interaction.


Publication period start: 2001
Number of co-authors: 8


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Rina Schul
T. Todd Elvins
David R. Nadeau

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Edwin Hutchins
Paul P. Maglio
James D. Hollan


Kirsh, David (2001): The Context of Work. In Human-Computer Interaction, 16 (2) pp. 306-322. https://adrenaline.ucsd.edu/kirsh/articles/metacognition/metacognition.pdf

Kirsh, David (2001): Changing the Rules: Architecture in the new Millennium. In Convergence, 7 (2) pp. 113-125. https://adrenaline.ucsd.edu/kirsh/articles/convergence/changing_the_rules.pdf

Elvins, T. Todd, Nadeau, David R., Schul, Rina, Kirsh, David (2001): Worldlets: 3D Thumbnails for Wayfinding in Large Virtual Worlds. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 10 (6) pp. 565-582.

Hollan, James D., Hutchins, Edwin, Kirsh, David (2000): Distributed Cognition: Toward a New Foundation for Human-Computer Interaction Research. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 7 (2) pp. 174-196. https://acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tochi/2000-7-2/p174-hollan/p174-hollan.pdf

Kirsh, David (2000): A Few Thoughts on Cognitive Overload. In Intellectica, 0 (0) pp. 19-51. https://adrenaline.ucsd.edu/kirsh/articles/overload/cognitive_overload.pdf

Elvins, T. Todd, Nadeau, David R., Schul, Rina, Kirsh, David (1998): Worldlets: 3D Thumbnails for 3D Browsing. In: Karat, Clare-Marie, Lund, Arnold, Coutaz, Joëlle, Karat, John (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 98 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 18-23, 1998, Los Angeles, California. pp. 163-170. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/274644/p163-elvins/p163-elvins.pdf

Elvins, T. Todd, Nadeau, David R., Kirsh, David (1997): Worldlets -- 3D Thumbnails for Wayfinding in Virtual Environments. In: Robertson, George G., Schmandt, Chris (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology October 14 - 17, 1997, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 21-30. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/263407/p21-elvins/p21-elvins.pdf

Kirsh, David (1995): The intelligent use of space. In Artificial Intelligence, 73 (0) pp. 31-68.

Kirsh, David (1995): The Intelligent Use of Space. In Artificial Intelligence, 73 (1) pp. 31-68. https://adrenaline.ucsd.edu/kirsh/articles/space/intelligent_useof_space.pdf

Kirsh, David, Maglio, Paul P. (1994): On Distinguishing Epistemic from Pragmatic Action. In Cognitive Science, 18 (4) pp. 513-549.

Knoche, Hendrik, Meer, Hermann de, Kirsh, David (2005): Compensating for low frame rates. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1553-1556. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056964

Kirsh, David (2005): Multi-tasking and Cost Structure: Implications for Design. In: Proceedings of Twenty-seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society , 2005, . https://adrenaline.ucsd.edu/kirsh/articles/Cogsci_2005/f893-kirsh_published.pdf