RE: Rhetorical question about Information Design

Subject: RE: Rhetorical question about Information Design
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 13:41:34 -0400

Let's see: Organization, presentation, digging out information, judging
information's usefulness, and creating information from scratch. That
could easily be a senior technical writer's job description; I do all
that. (Yes, my job title is "Quality Assurance Manager," but that's
another thread.)

I have no clue what "strict" technical writing is.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gene Kim-Eng
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 1:16 PM
To: Cardimon, Craig
Cc: TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)
Subject: Re: Rhetorical question about Information Design

Information design is organization and presentation; information
development is actually digging the information out and determining its
relative usefulness or creating it from scratch where it doesn't exist
to be mined.

If you review the traditional gurus of ID, Tufte, Tukey and others, they
provide lots of guidance about presenting information, but little or
none about how to get your hands on it.


On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:16 AM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:

> What I'm doing these days in the office is morphing from strict
> technical writing into technical communication. Am I doing information

> design, or information development?
>
> Information Design seems to be its own discipline, you can find it on
> Wikipedia. But not so Information Development.
>




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