Content and Complexity: information Design in Technical Communication

Content and Complexity: information Design in Technical Communication

by Michael J. Albers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805841407

ISBN-13: 9780805841404

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Content and Complexity: Information Design in Technical Communication explores both theoretical perspectives as well as the practicalities of information design in areas relevant to technical communicators. This integration of theoretical and applied components make it a practical resource for students, educators, academic researchers, and practitioners in the…  See more details below

Overview

Content and Complexity: Information Design in Technical Communication explores both theoretical perspectives as well as the practicalities of information design in areas relevant to technical communicators. This integration of theoretical and applied components make it a practical resource for students, educators, academic researchers, and practitioners in the technical communication and information design fields.

Product Details

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

Foreword
Introduction1
Information Design in Motion15
Physical, Cognitive, and Affective: A Three-Part Framework for Information Design39
Collaborative Processes and Politics in Complex Information Design59
The Five Dimensions of Usability81
Applying Learning Theory to the Design of Web-Based Instruction103
What Makes Up A Procedure?129
Visual Design Methods in Interactive Applications187
Contextual Inquiry as a Method of Information Design205
Dynamic Usability: Designing Usefulness Into Systems for Complex Tasks233
Complex Problem Solving and Content Analysis263
Applying Survey Research Methods to Gather Customer Data and to Obtain User Feedback285
Single Sourcing and Information Design307
Redesigning to Make Better Use of Screen Real Estate337
Contributors351
Author Index355
Subject Index363

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