Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with computer logic, part of Foundations of UX: Logic and Content.
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…Because computers operate on a strict true false basis.…While we humans tend to work on an everything in between basis.…We have to convert our vague and uncertain problems into cold,…hard logic algorithms, if we want a computer's help in solving them.…Let's look at a common task we all perform every day, checking the weather.…When you get up in the morning, you likely look out…of a window or go outside to find out what the weather is like.…And when someone asks you what the weather is like, your answer will be some variety…of great, okay, nice, nasty, terrible, fantastic or another adjective.…
But if you ask a computer, for example your smart…phone, what the weather is like, what does it do?…Chances are it will tell you the…temperature, the current humidity levels, the percentage…of precipitation, and a myriad of other numerical data.…What the computer won't tell you is whether or not it's a nice day.…And there's a good reason for that.…The definition of a nice day is incredibly vague and subjective.…The computer simply can't compute what a nice day is.…
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