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User-Centered Technology - 98 edition

User-Centered Technology (ISBN10: 0791439321; ISBN13: 9780791439326)
ISBN13: 978-0791439326
ISBN10: 0791439321

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0791439319
ISBN10: 0791439313

Summary: Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective. Begins with a historical overview of the problem of technology use through the lens of rhetoric theory, and defines central areas of user-centered theory, such as user knowledge, human- technology interaction, and technological determinism. Draws also from human factors engineering, history, philosophy, and sociology to discuss ideological presuppositions of technology design and technological determini
sm. Ideas are applied in academic and nonacademic contexts. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Summary: Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective. Begins with a historical overview of the problem of technology use through the lens of rhetoric theory, and defines central areas of user-centered theory, such as user knowledge, human- technology interaction, and technological determinism. Draws also from human factors engineering, history, philosophy, and sociology to discuss ideological presuppositions of technology design and technological determinism. Ideas are applied in academic and nonacademic contexts. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: State University of NY Press
Year Published: 1998
International: No



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