Re: Resources for the graphically challenged

Subject: Re: Resources for the graphically challenged
From: Kate Schneider <kateschneider42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 12:02:35 -0700

A friend of mine recently recommended that I read Storytelling with Data.
He said it was excellent for creating graphs and images that are more
visually appealing and easier to understand. It might have some of the
kinds of things you are looking for.

https://www.amazon.com/Storytelling-Data-Visualization-Business-Professionals-ebook/dp/B016DHQSM2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507229700&sr=8-1&keywords=storytelling+with+data


On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> Most of the books I've seen on illustrations seem to me to be heavily
> weighted toward creating illustrations that support text.
>
> My first project as an "official" technical writer was for a US/Japanese
> joint venture, and the approach we took to documentation was more of the
> Japanese approach: illustrations supported by text.
>
> Here are some examples of similar instructions:
>
> http://www.mugenseiki.co.jp/mugen/download/manual/manual_h2001_102910.pdf
>
> http://www.tama.com/world/manual/HH905XP.pdf
>
> I would suggest that you look at existing examples of the kind of
> instructions you want to create and use them as your guide.
>
> I never had any luck learning how to illustrate from a book. I needed an
> illustrator to teach me. YMMV.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
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References:
Resources for the graphically challenged: From: Mark Lewin
Re: Resources for the graphically challenged: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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