Apport de la psychologie dans les sciences informatiques -Devfest Yde 2013
-The information age , computer science and its implications
Part I - What is psychology, branches of psychology and its relevance for IT professionals ? Presented by
Part II- What is the place of psychology in computer science ? ( practical demonstration)
Presented by Ntari Ernest
- Knowlegde in Psychology can inform ITCT/IT professionals on best ways to develop , innovate , sell ,
create good and services
The place of psychology in the field
of computer science the case of the Cameroonian context
A Presentation By Didier Demassosso Psychologist and Ntari Ernest Freelance
Developer For GDG DevFest 2013 Yaoundé Conference 28th September 2013
- We are living in the information age (Alvin
- The information age is computer science
- this implies new ways of perceiving
(perception), cognizing ( cognition)
, sensing ( sensation) the environment in
which we live.
This implies sciences which can enable us
understand and explain behaviour (
machines and man)
Psychology is a science that studies behaviour and
mental processes of humans and animals.
Everything behaves but human behaviour is particular
( observable and inobservable behaviour).
Psychology is not common sense . Distinction between
implicit psychology and explicit psychology.
A psychologist cannot know how people behave if
he/she does not have a scientific background.
Psychology is everywhere in our day to day lives
All the branches of psychology study an
aspect of behaviour.
Examples of this subdisciplines relevant to
computer sciences are cognitive psychology ,
cyber psychology, clinical psychology ,
psychopathology, developmental psychology
Each branch of psychology can enable the IT
professional to understand , explain , predict
- An analysis of the user interface of MTN
- -An analysis of the new tradex gas bottle
Knowledge in Psychology can inform
ITCT/IT professionals on best ways to
develop , innovate , sell , create good and
services that will meet the developmental
and socio-cultural needs of people.
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