Design for Cognition

Illustration that shows the relationship between Working Memory, Intrinsic, Germane, and Extraneous

The Bad News

The Good News

For Example: COUNT THE KICKS

Screenshots from Count the Kicks app

To minimize extraneous load

To support germane load

To focus intrinsic load

More screenshots from the Count the Kicks app

I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up.
— Erma Bombeck

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