Javed Khan
Distributed cognition is an approach to cognitive science research that deploys models of the extended mind (see, for example, the paper The Extended Mind) by taking as the fundamental unit of analysis “a collection of individuals and artifacts and their relations to each other in a particular work practice

“when cognition is studied in the wild it is apparent that it is best studied not as an individualistic mental phenomenon or information process- ing occurring inside the head of a solitary thinker. Instead, it is necessary to consider cognition as a joint activity involving several agents, some human and others technological.”
Peter C. Wright , Robert E. Fields & Michael D. Harrison (2000) Analyzing Human-Computer Interaction as Distributed Cognition: The Resources Model, Human-Computer Interaction, 15:1, 1-41, DOI: 10.1207/S15327051HCI1501_01
Hutchins, Edwin (1995). Cognition in the Wild. MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-58146-2.