Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design

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Intellect Books, Jan 1, 1986 - Computers - 207 pages
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This volume is a theoretical and practical approach to the design of computer technology. The design and development of new technology is situated in an implicit understanding of human nature and work. The authors assert that the deep questions of design are those encountered when it is recognized that in designing tools we are designing new ways of being.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
The rationalistic tradition
14
Understanding and Being
27
Cognition as a biological phenomenon
38
Language listening and commitment
54
Towards a new orientation
70
Computers and representation
83
Computation and intelligence
93
Understanding language
107
Current directions in artificial intelligence
125
Management and conversation
143
A direction for design
163
Bibliography
181
Name Index
191
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Terry Winograd is professor of computer science at Stanford University where he has developed an innovative program in software design. Winograd completed much of his work on this book at Interval Research Corporation, where he is a regular consultant. He is a member of the advisory board of the Association for Software Design, the editorial board of Human-Computer Interaction, and the national board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.
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