Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Organization, part of Foundations of UX: Logic and Content.
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…Humans are naturally prone to organization.…We organize items in groups, then name groups to simplify the world around us.…We also organize items in groups to make them easier to sort and work with.…In science this organization is called taxonomy.…Which interestingly is a lexical ambiguity meaning…both classification and the act of classification.…We apply taxonomies…to everything around us.…Everything that pertains to the kitchen goes in the kitchen taxonomy.…
All cars fall in the car taxonomy.…All winter clothes go in the winter clothes taxonomy.…See a pattern here?…The words we use to refer to groups of items are the taxonomies of those items.…There are two main types of taxonomies.…Hierarchical and non-hierarchical. Most taxonomies are hierarchical.…Meaning, a taxonomy can have more specific sub-taxonomies in a tree-like structure.…The parent taxonomy clothes has four children.…Winter clothes, spring clothes, summer clothes, and fall clothes.…
These, in turn, have their own children.…Pants, jackets, socks, shorts, skirts, shoes, and so on.…
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