Re: documentation going away

Subject: Re: documentation going away
From: Connie Giordano <connie -at- therightwords -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:01:41 -0500

Agreed, which doesn't make it any less short-sighted than any of the other
tactics companies often take to make the quarterly sales goals. If user
experience really is the watchword for 2012, I suggest senior management is
really a long way from understanding how it works and what it means to
their product management strategy (including training sales people to
explain the most basic features to someone who obviously is replacing older

I'd be curious to see what the customer satisfaction levels are for
products that limit their support to a quick start guide and community

I have no interest in joining a community forum for my phone, it is not the
center of my world, and I'd rather spend what little time I have for
visiting forums on topics that are more important to me (to each his own I
guess). I don't know how many other consumers feel this way, but I'm pretty
certain I'm not the only one out there. And this goes for all sorts of
products, not just phones. Companies putting the effort behind creating a
good product experience understand this,do the audience analysis, and
provide documentation in multiple ways. They just seem to be few and far



On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> I think the sales figures for whatever phone the manufacturer shipped last
> year with the same level of documentation constitutes the main data.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Connie Giordano" <
> connie -at- therightwords -dot- com>
> It's kind of presumptious to say "most users don't want that" since it
> totally depends on the product, the company's support strategy and the
> experience level of the user. Perhaps most companies think (or hope) most
> users want that since it's probably a lot cheaper up front, but I haven't
> found any kind of consumer research that says users are satisfied with such
> an approach. Can you provide some data to back up your statement?

Connie P. Giordano
Principal Consultant
The Right Words of NC, LLC

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