Why Digital Displays Cannot Replace Paper: The Cognitive Science of Media for Reading and Writing

Hirohito Shibata , Kengo Omura

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2021-11-12
  • 售價: $3,580
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$3,401
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 204
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 9811594783
  • ISBN-13: 9789811594786
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From readability to operability, this book presents a number of experiments to analyze the characteristics of paper and digital displays in reading and writing. Why is it easy to read on paper? Why is it easy to concentrate on reading on paper? Why is it easy to think while writing or drawing on paper? This book answers these questions based on cognitive experiments on media. Paper is easy to read because it is easy to handle. If we emphasize the strengths of paper, paper is an operation media rather than a presentation media. These experiments also indicate how to develop digital media for reading and writing.

This book will interest those who want to gain a scientific understanding of reading and writing on paper, those who want to work more effectively by selectively using paper and digital tools (e.g. knowledge workers and educators), and those who develop digital devices or services for reading and writing.


Hirohito Shibata is a professor at the Faculty of Social Information, Gunma University. He received a Master of Science degree from Osaka University in 1994 and a Doctor of Engineering degree from The University of Tokyo in 2003. He worked for Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. as a researcher from 1994 to 2000 and then since 2003 to 2020. He was also a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo University of Technology and at Otsuma Women’s University and was a board member of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (SJAI). He is a Fellow of the Imaging Society of Japan (ISJ) and is also a vice president of the Electronic Paper Consortium, Japanese Business Machine and Information Systems Industries Association (JBMIA). His specialties are user interface design and cognitive science. He is also interested in supporting human intellectual activities using computers. The research on media introduced in this book has been conducted since 2007. At present, he is working on research to design a new digital medium for reading and writing.

Kengo Omura graduated from the doctoral program of the Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Sociology, Keio University. After joining Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., he worked on studies of cognitive science, document design, and the development of document creation support. He is also a part-time lecturer at Kamakura Women’s University. His specialty is cognitive psychology. Books he has written include  Cognitive Psychology Course 2: Memory and Attention (University of Tokyo Press, 1985) and Cognitive Psychology Important Study 2: Memory Cognition (Seishin Shobo, 1996).