A Theory of Computer Semiotics: Semiotic Approaches to Construction and Assessment of Computer Systems by Peter Bøgh AndersenA Theory of Computer Semiotics: Semiotic Approaches to Construction and Assessment of Computer Systems by Peter Bøgh Andersen

A Theory of Computer Semiotics: Semiotic Approaches to Construction and Assessment of Computer…

byPeter Bøgh Andersen

Paperback | April 28, 1997

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This book introduces basic traditional semiotic concepts and adapts them so that they become useful for analyzing and designing computer systems in their symbolic context of work. It presents a novel approach to the subject, rich in examples, and is theoretically systematic but practical. The author refers to and reinterprets techniques already used, so that readers can deepen their understanding. In addition, it offers new techniques and a consistent perspective on computer systems that is particularly appropriate for new hardware and software whose main functions are presentation and communication. This book will benefit all involved in the development of systems in which meaning and interpretation are vital.
Title:A Theory of Computer Semiotics: Semiotic Approaches to Construction and Assessment of Computer…Format:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.94 inPublished:April 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521448689

ISBN - 13:9780521448680

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Table of Contents

Part I. Theory: 1. The structuralist heritage; 2. Adapting and extending structuralist methods; Part II. Computers: Introduction; 3. The basic means of expression; 4. Composite computer-based signs; Part III. Language, Work and Design: Introduction; 5. Language as interpretation: semantic fields in the postal giro; 6. Language as action: language games in the postal giro; 7. Task analysis: controlling control; References; Index.

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This book is a systematic development of the thesis that semiotics, 'the science of signs and their life in society; provides a useful methodological framework for studying systems that include both people and computers...The work's major contribution may be that it exposes computer scientists to the rich structuralist and semiotic heritage. This extraordinarily fertile set of ideas has had considerable impact in linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy, and will bring much to the study of human-machine interfaces.' -Computing Reviews

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"This book is a refreshing one: it aims to explore computer systems within the paradigm of semiotics instead of within the more restricted purview of logic or linguistics and manages to open new conceptual horizons." Jean Guy Meunier, Semiotica