Re: {Possibly Forged} TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 100, Issue 12

Subject: Re: {Possibly Forged} TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 100, Issue 12
From: ginger -dot- moskowitz -at- kaba -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:28:49 -0500

> Does anybody else get the sense that GUIs are fast approaching a brick
wall? I mean, there are thousands of reconfigurations of check boxes,
drop-down menus, text fields, etc., and you just relabel to suit your
needs.

> Where are the innovations in Web design these days? That aspect too has
almost hit the wall.

> I think the whole UX/CX field is approaching its limit and won't show a
significant break until somebody leaps out of the point-and-click
interface world.

> I'm not saying a writer shouldn't contribute to the GUI or that this
isn't a valid area of skill. But it's getting such a "been there, done
that" feel and I have to say it's almost been like that since the 90's or
certainly since the early 2000's.

Isn't web design focused on mobile apps now...or designs that can work on
both a PC and a mobile device? It seems like tech writers need to be able
to not only write the text for these platforms but also be able to design
as well. The more technical we are, the more marketable we are. Has anyone
else found this to be true, and if so, how did you pursue further
education?


With Best Regards,

Ginger Moskowitz
Technical Writer




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