Re: Doc Design and Convention ( was TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 48, Issue 27)

Subject: Re: Doc Design and Convention ( was TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 48, Issue 27)
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 18:44:59 -0800

Can you point to some examples? I've seen very few task-oriented docs
that had much unnecessary detail. Task orientation and minimalism tend
to go together, just like UI orientation and unnecessary screen shots.

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 6:22 PM, Chris Despopoulos
<despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> Hey Steve...
>
> Well, it would be hard for me to be specific about the task-oriented mantra since it's really hyperbole on my part.  But I specifically think that well-meaning people have carried a concept to an extreme, and that has unfortunate results. By insisting that docs be task-oriented, we have produced overdeveloped procedures with steps outlining an unnecessary level of detail.
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Re: Doc Design and Convention ( was TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 48, Issue 27): From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: Doc Design and Convention ( was TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 48, Issue 27): From: Janoff, Steve
Re: Doc Design and Convention ( was TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 48, Issue 27): From: Chris Despopoulos

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