Catégorie : minimalist writing

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 …

Migrating to DITA : skip & clean…but keep the Shortdescription!

DITA Migration is like house removal: you’d better get rid of the unecessary stuff and clean your files BEFORE you move on. Don’t hesitate to skip and clean! Following this rule, a 2014 DITA Europe Conference participant who  wanted to reduce the volume of her documentation decided to skip all Short Descriptions… Not only was… 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 …

IoT messages for Sergio and David

In his article Smart factories require smart documentation,  Alexander Hoffmann states: « Connected Things will dominate the Internet, the cities and our lives…The Internet of Things is growing exponentially… 26 billion Things will be connected by 2020… » Which impact on our technical writer’s job? « Thus, there is a growing demand for digital manuals that are displayed… Lire la suite …

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