User-Centered Technology A Rhetorical Theory for Computers and Other Mundane Artifacts

ISBN-10: 0791439321
ISBN-13: 9780791439326
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Description: Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective.

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/29/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 195
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective.

List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Situating Technology
Users, Technology, and the Complex(ity) of the Mundane: Some "Out of the Ordinary" Thoughts
Refiguring the End of Technology: Rhetoric and the Complex of Use
Complicating Technology
Not Just for Idiots Anymore: Practice, Production, and Users' Ways of Knowing
Human Factors and the Tech(no)logical: Putting User-Centered Design into Perspective
Sociology, History, and Philosophy: Technological Determinism Along the Disciplinary Divides
Communicating Technology
When All Else Fails, Use the Instructions: Local Knowledge, Negotiation, and the Construction of User-Centered Computer Documentation
Technical Communication, Ethics, Curricula: User-Centered Studies and the Technical Rhetorician
References
Index

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