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Write Less   Say MoreT h e    A d d e d Va l u e  O f    M i n i m a l i s m        Jang F.M. Graat      JANG Communicatio...
Who’s Talking ?
The Problem
Information Era
Maximalism
Info Overload
Minimalism
John M. Carroll
William Of Ockham
Only What Is Needed
Signal / Noise
Only signal
Minimize Cost
Minimize Effort
Minimize Support
Maximize Clarity
Topics
Structure
To access the main drive, thecover can be opened afterremoving the nine M6 screwsaround the edges.1. Remove screws [b].2. ...
Graphics
Controlled English
Ambiguity
Maximize Safety
Exaggeration
Devaluation
Saturation
Safety First ?
More = Safer ?
Kill Your Lawyers !
Maximize Efficiency
Deadlines
Production
Processing Power
Emergencies
Focus on Users
Jang F.M. Graat    JANG Communication  Amsterdam - Netherlandswww.jang.nl     jang@jang.nl
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Write less - Say more (The added value of minimalism)

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This presentation explains the basic concepts of minimalism in technical documentation. Focusing on the users and what they need to do their job not only creates better user assistance information, but allows you to reduce cost of authoring, maintaining and translating your user manuals.

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Write less - Say more (The added value of minimalism)

  1. 1. Write Less Say MoreT h e A d d e d Va l u e O f M i n i m a l i s m Jang F.M. Graat JANG Communication Amsterdam - Netherlands
  2. 2. Who’s Talking ?
  3. 3. The Problem
  4. 4. Information Era
  5. 5. Maximalism
  6. 6. Info Overload
  7. 7. Minimalism
  8. 8. John M. Carroll
  9. 9. William Of Ockham
  10. 10. Only What Is Needed
  11. 11. Signal / Noise
  12. 12. Only signal
  13. 13. Minimize Cost
  14. 14. Minimize Effort
  15. 15. Minimize Support
  16. 16. Maximize Clarity
  17. 17. Topics
  18. 18. Structure
  19. 19. To access the main drive, thecover can be opened afterremoving the nine M6 screwsaround the edges.1. Remove screws [b].2. Open cover [a]. Concise
  20. 20. Graphics
  21. 21. Controlled English
  22. 22. Ambiguity
  23. 23. Maximize Safety
  24. 24. Exaggeration
  25. 25. Devaluation
  26. 26. Saturation
  27. 27. Safety First ?
  28. 28. More = Safer ?
  29. 29. Kill Your Lawyers !
  30. 30. Maximize Efficiency
  31. 31. Deadlines
  32. 32. Production
  33. 33. Processing Power
  34. 34. Emergencies
  35. 35. Focus on Users
  36. 36. Jang F.M. Graat JANG Communication Amsterdam - Netherlandswww.jang.nl jang@jang.nl

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