Re: Resources for the graphically challenged

Subject: Re: Resources for the graphically challenged
From: debora ames <deboraames -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 13:48:29 +0000

A good, creative start is "Illustrating Computer Documentation - The Art of Presenting Information Graphically on Paper and Online" by William Horton. Think I got it used, on Amazon.


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Subject: Resources for the graphically challenged

Hi all,

I'm a tech writer specializing in very technical instructional content
for DBAs and Developers. I write courses, tutorials, how-to's - that
kind of thing.

I'm not a particularly "visual" person. I tend to think in text. I want
to be able to create better content that uses visuals and diagrams to
get points across. Not only are the diagrams I create pretty "meh", but
I'm sure I miss opportunities where diagrams would be a better option
than words.

My question to this list is: can anyone recommend any good books,
courses, articles, etc that would help me become a better "visual
thinker" and perhaps help me learn some basic design skills too?

Many thanks in advance.

Mark
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