Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Universality, part of Foundations of UX: Logic and Content.
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…To understand the world, we categorize everything around us.…That is a car, that is a tree, that's a cupcake.…What we're really doing is applying a set…of common traits to groups of objects or ideas.…All cars have more than two wheels, can go forwards and backwards, are primarily…for transport, can carry up to a certain number of people, are controlled by one…person, et cetera, et cetera.…By creating these categories and giving them…names, we make communication and understanding easier.…
If I say, let's go for a ride in my car, you instantly know that you'll be sitting…in a vehicle with tires that will drive on…a road in the direction the driver is facing.…But there are many things you don't know…about the car, things that will only become apparent…once you investigate further. What type of fuel does the car use?…What color is it? What brand?…How many people does it seat?…This is because the category, car, is a broad one.…It encompasses all vehicles of a certain type and leaves a lot of room for variety.…
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