Distributed Cognition refers to a theory developed by the Psychologist Edwin Hutchins. Distributed Cognition is the idea that social groups have their own concept of cognition, separate from individual cognition- a group cognition. According to D.A Norman ("Representations in Distributed Cognitive Tasks", Cognitive Science, 18, 87-122, 1994), there are three key components:
- Embodiment of information that is embedded in representations of interaction
- Coordination of enaction among embodied agents
- Ecological contributions to a cognitive ecosystem"