Re: Howtoons: The future of tech docs?

Subject: Re: Howtoons: The future of tech docs?
From: jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 11:39:01 -0600

Not a new idea. In WWII, the U.S. created the M1942 Liberator pistol,
whose instructions were all pictograms
In the U.S. Army in the '80s (when I was in), the Army produced PS
Magazine about preventative maintenance...and it used cartoons to
illustrate how-to instructions. See
Perhaps it is an effective way of presenting tips to users. Also see for an HCI comic that illustrates concepts
through humor.


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