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13. Perception

Edward Stull1 
Upper Arlington, Ohio, USA

The English activist and poet John Milton once wrote, “The mind is its own place, and in it self, can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.”1 He composed these words in his epic poem Paradise Lost . Through his writings, Milton gave us one of the finest observations about human perception, as well as UX: what we experience is what we perceive.

Paradise Lost is an unsurprising title when you consider what happened in the year it was published. In 1667, Dutch ships sailed up the English River Thames, bombarded towns, burned a dozen vessels, stole the English flagship, ...

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