Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Human communication vs. computer logic, part of UX Foundations: Logic and Content.
…So far, we've established that words alone are not good communication tools.…To communicate effectively, we need logic.…But as you're about to see, humans are not…always that great at making and understanding logical statements.…In all honesty, we're terrible at logic.…But we've invented a tool that works solely…based on logic we can turn to for help.…The computer.…This of course, begs the question if we…shouldn't all start thinking and communicating logically like computers.…
Wouldn't the world be a better place with logic as the basis for all communication?…The answer to that is a resounding no.…While logic has an important place in communication, it is not the only factor.…Consider this famous example in which…a wife gives her logical husband instructions…for a trip to the grocer.…The wife asks, can you pick up a carton of milk?…And if they have eggs, get six.…Upon returning, the wife finds that the husband has bought six cartons of milk.…
And she asks, why did you get six cartons of milk?…The husband answers, because they had eggs.…
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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