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Author Johnson, Robert R., 1951-
Title User-centered technology : a rhetorical theory for computers and other mundane artifacts / Robert R. Johnson.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [1998]

Author Johnson, Robert R., 1951-
Series SUNY series, Studies in scientific and technical communication
SUNY series, Studies in scientific and technical communication.
Subject User interfaces (Computer systems)
Human engineering.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 195 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-187) and index.
Contents List of figures -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part I. Situating technology ; 1. Users, technology, and the complex(ity) of the mundane: Some "out of the ordinary" thoughts ; 2. Refiguring the end of technology: Rhetoric and the complex of use -- Part II. Complicating technology ; 3. Not just for idiots anymore: Practice, production, and users' ways of knowing ; 4. Human factors and the tech(no)logical: Putting user-centered design into perspective ; 5. Sociology, history, and philosophy: Technological determinism along the disciplinary divides -- Part III. Communicating technology ; 6. When all else fails, use the instructions: Local knowledge, negotiation, and the construction of user-centered computer documentation ; 7. Technical communication, ethics, curricula: User-centered studies and the technical rhetorician -- References -- Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 058507867X (electronic bk.)
9780585078670 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42856100
Additional Format Print version: Johnson, Robert R., 1951- User-centered technology. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1998 0791439313 (DLC) 97052146 (OCoLC)38132705

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