Content and Complexity: information Design in Technical Communication

Content and Complexity: information Design in Technical Communication

by Michael J. Albers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805841407

ISBN-13: 9780805841404

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Treating information design as it applies to technical communication, with a special emphasis on computer-centric industries, this work looks at the role of information design in areas such as usability, documenting procedures, and designing for users. Information design is examined from the language-based technical communication perspective, emphasizing the role of

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Treating information design as it applies to technical communication, with a special emphasis on computer-centric industries, this work looks at the role of information design in areas such as usability, documenting procedures, and designing for users. Information design is examined from the language-based technical communication perspective, emphasizing the role of content. Albers teaches professional writing at The University of Memphis. Mazur is a doctoral student in communication design at the University of Baltimore. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780805841404
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents: K. Schriver, Foreword. M.J. Albers, Introduction. B. Mazur, Information Design in Motion. S. Carliner, Physical, Cognitive, and Affective: A Three-Part Framework for Information Design. D. Sless, Collaborative Processes and Politics in Complex Information Design. W. Quesenbery, The Five Dimensions of Usability. S. Feinberg, M. Murphy, J. Duda, Applying Learning Theory to the Design of Web-Based Instruction. H. van der Meij, P. Blijleven, L. Jansen, What Makes up a Procedure? J. Vanderdonkct, Visual Design Methods in Interactive Applications. K.L. Smart, Contextual Inquiry as a Method of Information Design. B. Mirel, Dynamic Usability: Designing Usefulness Into Systems for Complex Tasks. M.J. Albers, Complex Problem Solving and Context Analysis. B.B. Zimmerman, M.C. Clarke, Applying Survey Research Methods to Gather Customer Data and to Obtain User Feedback. A. Rockley, Single Sourcing and Information Design. G. Hart, Redesigning to Make Better Use of Screen Real Estate.

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