Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video True and false: How computer logic works, part of Foundations of UX: Logic and Content.
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…The age we live in, the information age, is…defined by our interactions with and use of computers.…Computers act as a our intermeidaries, between us and information.…And between us and other people.…In many respects, modern communication and sharing…of information is defined by computer algorithms.…This means it's vitally important that we…understand how computers use logic to process…information so that we can enable the computer to do what we…want to and also so we can understand information we get from computers.…
This process starts with understanding how our computers see the world.…If asked to draw a picture of what happens in a computer,…you'll probably draw a long list of ones and zeros like this.…These ones and zeros are natural language representations for…the core operating principle of a computing circuit.…One means the circuit is on.…Zero means the circuit is off.…Computers are complex logic machines.…Following the basic principles of logic that we've discussed in this course,…they test statements and arguments for…
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