Re: "Technical Writing as a Part of User Experience"

Subject: Re: "Technical Writing as a Part of User Experience"
From: Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Caroline Tabach <caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 14:13:32 -0500

I tried for years to get developers to let me get involved with the UI -
tool tips, wording on the control labels, etc. It always came down to
defending their territory.

On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 1:32 AM, Caroline Tabach <caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> There is no doubt that the basic idea is correct, very much so.
>
> If the GUI is good, clear and correctly done, you need much less technical
> writing.
>
> If the writer is brought in at the beginning and understands what the
> application must do, they can give good input on the UI, and advocate for
> the user.
>
> Only today someone asked me; "Isn't your job just to document? What have
> you got to do with the UI?"
>
> But I think we should give suggestions, if possible; the earlier the
> better.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 4:59 PM, Bruce Megan (BT-CO/MKW) <
> Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > It's funny....this is what I have been preaching to my engineers, UXers,
> > and basically anyone who will listen. After 15 years of annoyance, they
> > have finally started listening....
> >
> > Best regards
> >
> > Megan Bruce
> > BT-CO/MKW
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> > Subject: "Technical Writing as a Part of User Experience"
> >
> > Interesting read. See if you can access it.
> >
> > https://medium.com/level-up-web/technical-writing-as-a-
> > part-of-user-experience-2cfd97554d09
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> > Cordially,
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Follow-Ups:

References:
"Technical Writing as a Part of User Experience": From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: "Technical Writing as a Part of User Experience": From: Bruce Megan (BT-CO/MKW)
Re: "Technical Writing as a Part of User Experience": From: Caroline Tabach

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