RE: I need recommendations on technical illustrations books
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
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Subject: I need recommendations on technical illustrations books
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 09:10:29 -0700
I'm looking for a book that explains how to create usable graphics in
technical manuals. I want my writers to learn about shades of gray,
effective color use, contrast, pleasing layout, what constitutes insanely
complex drawings and how to simplify, using callouts effectively, chunking
graphics to show more and more detail, that sort of thing. Examples and
before and afters are good. Product independent is best.
I know about Tufte and his books but they are too abstract for what I need.
Horton and his Icon book is good but I don't know that I can get the writers
to generalize from icons to half page drawings. I did a quick search of
google but there are too many to know what's great.
CEO, Anthrobytes Consulting
Immediate Past President of IESTC
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