Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video How we process information, part of Foundations of UX: Logic and Content.
…Now that we know that computers process information through a…strict adherence to logic principles, it's time to look at humans.…Because as we've already seen, humans are not logical creatures.…In the very beginning of this course, I used the example of a tree.…I asked you to draw one and showed you…examples of other trees that other people have drawn.…Now I can take a closer look at what actually happens when I say…a word like tree.…From the perspective of the communicator, the following happens.…First, I have the thought, what I imagine and what I want to communicate to you.…
Next, I figure out what this is…by, identifying the referent definition of that idea.…In our case, the definition is a woody perennial plant…that normally has a single trunk, grows to a considerable…height, and bears lateral branches. Once I have the referent, I pick a symbol…or word to represent the referent and the thought, in our case, tree.…Now let's see the same process from the recipient's perspective.…First, we receive the word tree.…
The core idea of logic is to create a system in which communication is clear, precise, and unambiguous, which is (or at least should be) the goal of any website or other communication.
- How humans communicate
- Comparing human and computer communication
- Speaking logically
- Using logical arguments
- Understanding the limits of computer logic
- Formatting information for humans
- Communicating with logic
Skill Level Beginner
1. Communication and Logic
2. Principles of Communication and Logic
3. Computer Logic
4. Human Logic and Information
5. Making Logical User Experiences
6. Using Logic for Improved UX
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