Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video The limits of computer logic, part of Foundations of UX: Logic and Content.
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…While computers are great at solving computations and managing…large amounts of data, they are also far from infallible.…In fact, computers are excellent at producing the wrong…result and using enormous resources to solve very simple problems.…Let me give you an example to put this into perspective.…On this table, I've placed some items including tennis balls,…a red apple, a pear, a muffin and a photo of a green apple.…
Now, let's imagine two contestants tasked with finding…the green apple in the shortest amount of time.…Contestant one, is a human who has never seen or tasted an apple before.…Contestant two, is a robot controlled by an advanced computer.…Each are provided with a Wikipedia…article about apples, for reference. More than likely, the human will…scan the table, identify all apple shaped objects, and quickly exclude them.…Almost immediately finding the photo to ask if that's what I was referring to.…
Now imagine the computer trying to do the same task.…The computer will scan the room and find…
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