Catégorie : John M. Carroll

The illusion of « minimalist writing »…

No, there is nothing like « minimalism writing » in technical documentation … Neither John M. Carrol nor Hans van der Meij developed anything of that kind. Their research demonstrated the feasability of the MINIMALIST APPROACH (call it methodology or design philosophy) that is now an integral part of ISO 82079 (2019) – art. 5.3.3 Writing for… Lire la suite …

Wieviel Minimalismus in meiner ISO 82079 Doku?

Seit dem 21.03.2019 steht’s fest: IEEE 82079-1-2019 ist als « International approved Draft Standard » (« Preparation of Information for Use ») vorhanden. Unter den Neuigkeiten finden wir im Art. 5.3 « Informationsqualität » « 5.5.3. – Minimalism »                    « Minimalism shall be applied » Also Minimalismus MUSS angewandt werden. Keine Frage. Minimalismus: wie geht das? © Schmeling Consultants Prinzipien Minimalismus ist nicht ein Prinzip, sondern… Lire la suite …

Minimalism vs brevity

In its online courses, STC is offering a certification in minimalism writing which is introduced as follows: « Session 1: What is Minimalism?  Minimalist writing isn’t just deleting content, it is writing to deliver a lot of value in as few words as possible. It is the conjunction between clarity and brevity. » What do we mean… Lire la suite …

Minimalist documentation is not a suitcase!

Minimalist documentation is not a suitcase!

Designing minimalist documentation is increasingly in demand. In particular, due to documentation experts migrating their content to DITA.  Not surprising, aliens now decide to board the train of minimalism  … and miss the step because minimalism is not a suitcase! What is minimalism? « Minimalism consist in identifying the smallest amount of instruction that allows for… Lire la suite …

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