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This chapter provides the reader with a set of questions to ask about representations of knowledge. The questions are organized in terms of a mapping framework, with dimensions corresponding to design issues which must be faced or finessed in any representation. It is my experience that viewing representations along these multiple dimensions allows more complete and coherent evaluations and comparisons. Daniel G. Bobrow 33 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank Don Norman without whose help and encouragement this chapter would never have been written.