Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Logical communication, part of Foundations of UX: Logic and Content.
…I'm sure you've heard or even taken part in…a conversation where someone has said, that makes no sense.…What exactly does that mean?…How do we know when something makes sense?…The answer is, we know because of logic.…Because even though we don't go around…thinking about logic on a day-to-day basis, it's…the very foundation of how we communicate…and how we make statements about the world.…For us,…ideas and the words we use to communicate them are vague.…Logic allows us to apply rules to these words, and through these…rules assign simple values to them identifying them as true or false.…
In simple terms, a true statement makes sense.…A false statement does not. So how does this work in real life?…Consider our previous example of…the tree.…What if I made the statement that all trees are green?…More than likely, you would tell me this is not true, it makes no sense.…You could even point me to a tree that is not…green like a Japanese Bloodgood Maple whose leaves are dark purple.…But, even if you had never seen a tree that wasn't green,…
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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