Illustrating computer concepts

Subject: Illustrating computer concepts
From: "Blount, Patricia A" <Patricia -dot- Blount -at- ca -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:48:58 -0400

Good afternoon to all,

Some years back, when I was a manager, I remember coming across a book
for non-artists that taught basic computer concept illustration.

It was a PDF document (though I'm sure it could be bought in paperback)
but for the life of me, I can't remember the title. I've done some
Googling and browsed Amazon but so far, haven't found it.

Perhaps someone remembers this excellent book? I can tell you this much:
the outside margin space was used to illustrate the examples discussed
in the text. It was perfectly suited to augment computer software
manuals, particularly illustrating "how to's".

I remember us using this book to help standardize our graphic art
development, since we had only two artists on the team at the time. In
my present role, I find we need to do that same standardization again.
Except this time, we have no artists on staff and must develop our own
diagrams in Visio.

Is there a kind soul on list who might forgive me for my brain lapse and
forward me the title of this book, I would be forever grateful.


Patty Blount

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