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Minimalism beyond the Nurnberg funnel [electronic resource] / edited by John M. Carroll.

Contributor(s): Carroll, John M. (John Millar), 1950- | Society for Technical Communication.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1998Description: 1 online resource (xii, 416 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585309612 (electronic bk.); 9780585309613 (electronic bk.); 0262269937 (electronic bk.); 9780262269933 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Communication of technical information | Electronic books | COMPUTERS -- Reference | COMPUTERS -- Machine Theory | COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | COMPUTERS -- Data Processing | COMPUTERS -- Computer Science | COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- General | Electronic books | Mens-computer-interactie | Software | Handleidingen | Methodologie | Minimalist program <Linguistik>Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Minimalism beyond the Nurnberg funnel.DDC classification: 004/.071 Other classification: 54.59 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Reconstructing minimalism / John M. Carroll -- Principles and heuristics for designing minimalist instruction / Hans van der Meij and John M. Carroll -- Ten misconceptions about minimalism / John M. Carroll and Hans van der Meij -- Exploring minimalism today : a view from the practitioner's window / Patricia A.H. Anson -- Follow-up training in minimalism : how are technical communicators using minimalism? / Stephanie Rosenbaum -- Choosing a minimalist approach for expert users / JoAnn T. Hackos -- Minimalism for complex tasks / Barbara Mirel -- Minimalism in technical communication : some issues to consider / Janice Redish -- Layering as a safety net for minimalist documentation / David K. Farkas -- Optimizing the joint handling of manual and screen / Hans van der Meij -- Minimalism : a quality strategy for success / Karl L. Smart -- Art of minimalism : constructing a rhetorical theory of computer documentation / Robert R. Johnson -- Practical problems and proposed solutions in designing action-centered documentation / Stephen W. Draper -- Minimalism : a case of information transfer in technical communication / R. John Brockmann -- Minimalism : an agenda for research and practice / Greg Kearsley -- Reviews, general discussions, and applications of minimalism since 1990 / Faith A. McCreary and John M. Carroll.
Summary: Minimalism is an action- and task-oriented approach to instruction and documentation that emphasizes the importance of realistic activities and experiences for effective learning and information seeking. Since 1990, when the approach was defined in John Carroll's the Nurnberg Funnel, much work has been done to apply, refine, and broaden the minimalist approach to technical communication. This volume presents fourteen major contributions to the current theory and practice of minimalism.Summary: Contributors evaluate the development of minimalism up to now, analyze the acceptance of minimalism by the mainstream technical communications community, report on specific innovations and investigations, and discuss future challenges and directions. The book also includes an appendix containing a bibliography of published research and development work on minimalism since 1990.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Reconstructing minimalism / John M. Carroll -- Principles and heuristics for designing minimalist instruction / Hans van der Meij and John M. Carroll -- Ten misconceptions about minimalism / John M. Carroll and Hans van der Meij -- Exploring minimalism today : a view from the practitioner's window / Patricia A.H. Anson -- Follow-up training in minimalism : how are technical communicators using minimalism? / Stephanie Rosenbaum -- Choosing a minimalist approach for expert users / JoAnn T. Hackos -- Minimalism for complex tasks / Barbara Mirel -- Minimalism in technical communication : some issues to consider / Janice Redish -- Layering as a safety net for minimalist documentation / David K. Farkas -- Optimizing the joint handling of manual and screen / Hans van der Meij -- Minimalism : a quality strategy for success / Karl L. Smart -- Art of minimalism : constructing a rhetorical theory of computer documentation / Robert R. Johnson -- Practical problems and proposed solutions in designing action-centered documentation / Stephen W. Draper -- Minimalism : a case of information transfer in technical communication / R. John Brockmann -- Minimalism : an agenda for research and practice / Greg Kearsley -- Appendix, Reviews, general discussions, and applications of minimalism since 1990 / Faith A. McCreary and John M. Carroll.

Minimalism is an action- and task-oriented approach to instruction and documentation that emphasizes the importance of realistic activities and experiences for effective learning and information seeking. Since 1990, when the approach was defined in John Carroll's the Nurnberg Funnel, much work has been done to apply, refine, and broaden the minimalist approach to technical communication. This volume presents fourteen major contributions to the current theory and practice of minimalism.

Contributors evaluate the development of minimalism up to now, analyze the acceptance of minimalism by the mainstream technical communications community, report on specific innovations and investigations, and discuss future challenges and directions. The book also includes an appendix containing a bibliography of published research and development work on minimalism since 1990.

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