Content and Complexity: information Design in Technical Communication

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805841404
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 380
  • Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Information Design in Motion 15
Physical, Cognitive, and Affective: A Three-Part Framework for Information Design 39
Collaborative Processes and Politics in Complex Information Design 59
The Five Dimensions of Usability 81
Applying Learning Theory to the Design of Web-Based Instruction 103
What Makes Up A Procedure? 129
Visual Design Methods in Interactive Applications 187
Contextual Inquiry as a Method of Information Design 205
Dynamic Usability: Designing Usefulness Into Systems for Complex Tasks 233
Complex Problem Solving and Content Analysis 263
Applying Survey Research Methods to Gather Customer Data and to Obtain User Feedback 285
Single Sourcing and Information Design 307
Redesigning to Make Better Use of Screen Real Estate 337
Contributors 351
Author Index 355
Subject Index 363
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