Friday, July 06, 2007

Life-long computer skills

Via the TECHlearning blog...

An interesting article by Jakob Nielsen, "the guru of Web page usability" (The New York Times), says that "Schools should teach deep, strategic computer insights that can't be learned from reading a manual."

These include:
  • Search strategies
  • Information credibility
  • Information overload
  • Writing for online readers
  • Computerized presentation skills
  • Workspace ergonomics
  • Debugging
  • User testing and other basic usability guidelines
A short article worth reading. I had never considered the importance of workspace ergonomics before, but I imagine we'll be reading more and more about various RSI maladies as computing becomes more and more ubiquitous.

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