Author: Edwin Hutchins

Edwin Hutchins

Edwin Hutchins

Edwin Hutchins is a professor and former department head of cognitive science at the University of California, San Diego. Hutchins is one of the main developers of distributed cognition.

Hutchins was a student of the cognitive anthropologist Roy D'Andrade and has been a strong advocate of the use of anthropological methods in cognitive science. He is considered the father of modern cognitive ethnography.

His early work involved studies of logic in legal discourse among people of the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea.


Publication period start: 1985
Publication period end: 2012
Number of co-authors: 16


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Adam Fouse
Nadir Weibel
James D. Hollan

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Bonnie A. Nardi
Donald A. Norman
John M. Carroll


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.

Hutchins, Edwin (1995): How a cockpit remembers its speed. In Cognitive Science, 19 (0) pp. 265-288.

Hutchins, Edwin (1995): How a Cockpit Remembers Its Speeds. In Cognitive Science, 19 (3) pp. 265-288.

Seifert, Colleen M., Hutchins, Edwin (1992): Error as Opportunity: Learning in a Cooperative Task. In Human-Computer Interaction, 7 (4) pp. 409-435.

Flor, Nick V., Hutchins, Edwin (1991): Analyzing distributed cognition in software teams: A case study of team programming during. In: Koenemann-Belliveau, Jurgen, Moher, Thomas G., Robertson, Scott P. (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Workshop on Empirical Studies of Programmers , 1991, Norwood, New Jersey, USA. pp. 36-59.

Hutchins, Edwin, Hollan, James D., Norman, Donald A. (1985): Direct Manipulation Interfaces. In Human-Computer Interaction, 1 (4) pp. 311-338.

Nomura, Saeko, Hutchins, Edwin, Holder, Barbara E. (2006): The uses of paper in commercial airline flight operations. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW06 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2006, . pp. 249-258.

Kaptelinin, Victor, Nardi, Bonnie A., Boedker, Susanne, Carroll, John M., Hollan, James D., Hutchins, Edwin, Winograd, Terry (2003): Post-cognitivist HCI: second-wave theories. In: Cockton, Gilbert, Korhonen, Panu (eds.) Extended abstracts of the 2003 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 2003 April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. pp. 692-693.

Fouse, Adam, Weibel, Nadir, Hutchins, Edwin, Hollan, James D. (2011): ChronoViz: a system for supporting navigation of time-coded data. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 299-304.

Weibel, Nadir, Fouse, Adam, Emmenegger, Colleen, Kimmich, Sara, Hutchins, Edwin (2012): Let's look at the cockpit: exploring mobile eye-tracking for observational research on the. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications , 2012, . pp. 107-114.