Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Statements, part of Foundations of UX: Logic and Content.
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…Whenever we say anything, we're making statements.…But have you ever really thought about what a statement is?…Statements are the fundamental building blocks of communication and of logic.…A statement, at its core, is the very essence of communication.…So what is a statement, really?…By definition, a statement is a definite or clear expression of something…in speech or writing or an official account of facts,…views, or plans, especially one for release to the media.…
In other words, a statement is a…description of, or a declaration about something.…In logic, we have a firmer definition of a statement.…Being, a meaningful declarative sentence that is either…true or false, or that which a true or…false declarative sentence asserts.…When we communicate, we usually make statements about objects or ideas.…This can be done by identifying the object, that's the tree.…
Qualifying the object.…The tree has green leaves. Categorizing or grouping the object.…This tree is a maple. Applying a value to the object.…This tree is beautiful.…
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