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Digital Media & Culture
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Acknowledged planning or intention that exists behind the creation of an object or
the relationship between a physical object and a person; the relationship between the properties of an object and the capabilities of the agent that determine just how the object could possibly be used"
An explanation, usually highly simplified, of how something works
Is it possible to figure out what actions are possible and where and how to perform them?
The communication of results of a particular action
the relationship between the elements of two sets of things (20) —"mapping is an important concept in the design and layout of controls and displays" (21)
In the design world, it refers to any mark or sound, and perceivable indicator that communicates appropriate behavior to a person
The is the combined information (ads, salespeople, manuals, friends advice) available to the user to understand the product or service
What does it all mean? How is the product supposed to be use
A collected set of tasks, performed together toward a common higher-level goal.
A methodology applied by designers to understand and solve particular issues. Often explained by the human-centered and double diamond design models.
Double Diamond Design Process Model
Diverging to Discover the correct problem, Converging to Define the Problem. Diverging to Develop a Solution, Converging to Deliver a solution.
Human Centered Design Process
Takes place within the DDDD model. The process starts with Observation, then Ideation (idea generating), then Prototyping, then Testing solutions to problems. This process is iterative.
An organized, cohesive set of operations directed toward a single, low-level goal. of effort that
Gulf of Evaluation
Amount of effort that person must make to interpret the state of something
and to determine how well the expectations and intentions have been me
Gulf of Execution
Amount of effort that person must make to execute an action on an object
7 stages of Action
Goal — form a goal (Goal)
Plan — the action (Execution)
Specify — an action sequence (Execution) Perform — the action sequence (Execution) Perceive — the state of the world (Evaluation) Interpret — the perception (Evaluation)
Compare — the outcome of the goal (Evaluation)
The sequence starts with the goal.
The sequence starts with the world, causing evaluation and formulation of a goal.
3 levels of Processing
• Visceral: Human affect system, tied to motor system. Precursors to emotions (51)
• Behavioral: Learned skills, triggers by appropriate situations, "actions and analyses at this
level are largely subconscious" (51)
• Reflective: Conscious cognition, where deep understanding develops, reasons and
conscious decision-making take place
Focused mental engagement on a particular item of information.
Automatically controlled operation or process by mechanical or electronic devices that minimizes the presence of human labor
The convergence of three separate trajectories: media aesthetics, computing, telecommunications.
Places where large sets of information, in the form of bits, are stored and retrieved by other computers.
A system of links and databases that allow us to navigate from one bit of content or web page to another.
What is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or sequence of things.
What is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or sequence of things.
A society in which information has replaced labor/factory (Industrial Society) as the central organizing force of society.
A measure of media's potential ability to let the user exert an influence on the
context and/or form of the mediated communication.
When more than one computing device is connected together when talking about the Information Society.
The experience of presence in an environment by means of a communication medium.
When something is apt to change. In digital culture variability refers to how easily modifiable digital objects are.
Content that circulates on social media platforms, defined by its rate and speed of diffusion among different networks of individuals. It can be industrial or amateur in origin and it is often difficult to tell the difference sometimes.
The nature of objects or activities which exist but are not tangible or concrete.
Is a set of steps to solve a problem step-by-step. Algorithms are used to process data under certain conditions that follow this general flow: input—instructions—steps—output.
A bit is the basic unit of information in computing and digital communications. A bit can have only one of two values, and may therefore be physically implemented with a two-state device. These values are most commonly represented as either a 0 or 1. The term bit is a portmanteau of binary digit.
A small text file created by a Web site that is stored in the user's computer. They provide a way for Web sites to recognize you and keep track of your preferences.
computing power that exists everywhere ; growing trend towards embedding microprocessors in everyday objects.
Client (to receive information)
Any computer that accesses information made available from a server.
DNS (Domain Name System)
The system that translates IP addresses into a language humans can more easily understand.
Global communications network built on an interconnected network of networks (2 or more computers linked together) of machines. It is decentralized and has no one "failure point."
Places where long distance fiber optic lines and different Internet Service Providers (ISP) and Content Providers (like Facebook, etc) engage in"peering," or the exchange of data across different networks.
Numerical labels assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer, smart phone,
etc) participating in any network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication (example: 126.96.36.199).
Point of Presence
Where local network traffic is collected before it is sent on to its destination. Consider your Internet Service Provider (ISP) a PoP.
A device that uses IP addresses to make sure information sent over the internet gets where it needs to go. Consider them the traffic conductors of the internet. They exist throughout the internet where different networks connect together.
Server (to serve information)
Computer designed to serve information for other computers known as clients.
TCP/IP-transmission control protocol/Internet protocol:
Rules for how information transfers from one machine to another. These protocols are responsible for cutting up messages (emails, photos, whatever) into smaller data packets to move more efficiently through internet. Additionally, these protocols help reassemble the information at its arrival point.
The ability to know how to code computer languages.
The ability to understand the possibilities of data, data design, and/or how computers work even though your coding literacy may be minimal.
branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art, beauty, and taste. Study how how we experience creative expression.
a name or trademark (distinctive sign, logo used by individual and/or company) associated with a particular producer, set of products. Brands are a mixture of tangible and intangible attributes symbolized in a trademark, which, if properly managed, creates influence and generates value.
(forms of) Capital
cultural capital: knowledge & experience of culture, ideas, references social capital: personal connections and influence
economic capital: wealth in coin of the realm
A system of textual production through which society is reproduced, experienced, and explored. A material form that puts ideologies into practice.
a system of ideas/beliefs that informs a worldview. Image them as a set of filters.
Things that exist in material form (trees, buildings, etc). We may perceive them differently but they still exist.
Something that stands in for something else: signs, symbols, images,
portrayals, depictions, likenesses, and substitutions.
Personal and cultural patterns of choice and preference for individuals. The ability to draw distinctions between styles, manners, cultural goods, works of art, etc. Tastes result from the interaction between nurtured attitudes (upbringing) and social institutions.
Anything that can be read for meaning. Think: text vs. context.
(the) Cool Cycle
The process though which new ideas of "cool" spread. It is defined by 5 stages: innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards.
Behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or exposure. Defined by the cue, routine, reward cycle.
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