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Re: document design: I don't know what I don't know
Subject:Re: document design: I don't know what I don't know From:Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us> To:Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org> Date:Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:22:09 -0400
Just take the design courses. You need to master design fundementals before
you begin to figure out how to apply those fundementals to technical
techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
08/28/2012 08:34:39 PM:
> From: Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> To: tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: 08/28/2012 08:34 PM
> Subject: document design: I don't know what I don't know
> Sent by: techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> I am in a technical communication certificate program at our local
> community college. I'm trying to put together a proposal for an
> independent study class on document design from a writer's
> viewpoint. (My documents are serviceable, but not particularly
> inspired). The school has several courses that relate to what I want
> to learn: for example, there's a typography class and a document
> design class, but they're all part of the Graphics Design
> curriculum, and (from the few courses I've taken in that curriculum)
> very design-focused, not document-focused. I'm not a graphics
> designer, and not interested in the design of type faces, for
> example, but I know I need to know more about specing type faces
> beyond Arial and Times New Roman. the trouble is, I don't know what
> I don't know - I'm not sure where to begin asking the questions,
> much less finding answers.
> So - if you were designing a 3-credit course in designing technical
> documentation, what sorts of topics would you include?
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