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DIG2500c: Fundamentals of Interactive Design Fall 2009 Semester Dr. Rudy McDaniel Lecture 4: Listen
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Review Announcements Last week We discussed thinking in interactivity We looked at POV Human v. Computer Questions?
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This Week We’re focusing on the aspects of interactivity from the technical point of view Recall the Crawford definition is the cycle of SPEAKING THINKING LISTENING
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Listening (From the Human’s Point of View) How do humans listen? Perception is achieved through our five senses Hearing Sight Smell Touch Taste
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Natural Language If the words that are spoken are the same that are heard, the communication is said to be symmetric Unfortunately: Whenever we speak, our message is open for interpretation Whatever we speak falls short of our meaning Ever played the game Telephone? Metaphor for cumulative error in listening.
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Bring the Noise Communication is inherently noisy Meaning is sometimes lost in the transaction Ever found yourself saying: “Know what I’m saying?” “Are you with me?” “I meant x not y !” “Why are you so upset?”
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English, although standardized, is open for interpretation Even though we use the same words Even with the agreed definition to the words My definition of “moron” is different from your
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