Re: what's the current trend?

Subject: Re: what's the current trend?
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: frank taylor <taylor_f -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015 20:28:48 -0700

My experience has been that professional technicians tend to prefer numbered instructions with line drawings that isolate the components involved in the procedure while DIY consumers tend to prefer animations that show entire assemblies with components highlighted.

I've never talked to anyone who preferred a camera-shot video, but have heard lots of complaints about how hard it is to pick specific components out from wiring, pneumatics, hydraulics, etc. in such videos, and about how peoples' hands in the videos performing operations obscure their view of the parts.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 10/18/2015 9:01 AM, frank taylor wrote:

I have been documenting hardware and machinery for many years and I wondered
if it would now be correct to assume that more field/service engineers
prefer seeing video (AV) clips of procedures than they did say 5-10 years
ago (when a simple Technical Note in PDF was acceptable)?


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