Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video The computer-human division, part of Foundations of UX: Logic and Content.
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…Our society publishes an unimaginable volume of information,…and that volume increases at an exponential rate.…As a result, there's simply far too…much information out there for anyone to process.…And just sifting through that information can be a task…that makes finding a needle in a haystack sound easy.…The great thing about living in the information age, is…that in spite of the volume and complexity of this information,…we can find pretty much anything we want with a simple web search.…
This is thanks to the division of labor between man and machine.…By identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each, we have created…solutions that provide the information we want, right at our fingertips.…In our investigation of how humans and computers use logic to handle…information, we have established a clear line of separation between the two.…Humans are great at understanding, meaning, and scope.…Computers are great at logic, filtering, and volume.…Knowing this ,we can divide tasks into two groups and…hand them off to the party most fit to handle them.…
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