The core of the workshop would have to be an example application that called for cognitive systems engineering. We considered several different possibilities. One option was to design a kitchen. Another option was to redesign a global positioning system device for helping rental car customers navigate in unfamiliar cities. We initially selected the kitchen design exercise as one that would allow participants to immerse themselves in the design problem without any prior need for familiarization with the problem domain. We anticipated that workshop participants would be able to link kitchen design issues to the workshop exercises that were to be introduced through the remainder of the day.