RE: Writing test Fridays

Subject: RE: Writing test Fridays
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 08:56:32 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stuart Burnfield
> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 8:16 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Writing test Fridays
> To be fair to Cooper, their business is 'interaction design'.
> They believe it's not the same as UI design or software
> design or usability, and that it's worth making the
> distinction.

The Wikipedia entry on Interaction Design _tries_ to distinguish it from
UI Design. Whether it succeeds is a matter of opinion, I guess.

> So what they want is someone who can communicate information
> about designs -- between team members, between the design
> team and management, between the team and the client.

Many tech writing positions require that ability.

> It involves writing but also a lot other than writing.

Many tech writing positions involve a lot more than writing.

> I expect most really good TWs would make really good design
> communicators in Cooper's terms, but I imagine they don't
> want to limit their pool of applicants to those who identify
> as tech writers.

Right, it's just a name thing. For example, I identify myself as a QA
Manager, but you might look at my job description and say, "Senior
technical writer."

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