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A model of human communication

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1 Author(s)
Smith, M. ; Atex Inc., Bedford, MA, USA

The author argues for a model of human communication in which layers of functions factor the complex activity known as communication. He suggests that by using these levels as a reference model, it might be possible to design human communication systems by factoring the design activity itself, thereby simplifying each step and producing a total system that transfers meaning efficiently between its users. He gives an example showing the use of a modularized reference model to design a system.<>

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 2 )