Information structure is the skeleton of the digital product. The fate of the product is dependent on the flow of the information. Users should be able to understand the information and not get overwhelmed by it. Therefore, it is imperative to let the experts, who have rich experience in information architecture design, work on the information design. It ensures a good user experience and optimum functionality.
Technical documents have a common structure as they contain the same elements. The elements help technical writers organize their content in a logical structure for easy navigation. The elements are collectively known as the format. A well-organized document is useful for readers as it is easy to understand the purpose of the document and find the relevant information. Technical documents are a part of both hardware and software industries.
In the first session of the fourth workshop organized by Advanced Technical Writing Group, in association with Metapercept and Oxygen XML, Mridula Menon shared her experience as a technical writer. Her insights throw light on different aspects of a technical writing career. The key idea behind the workshop was to ensure that the attendees become effective technical writers by leaving minimum room for hiccups during the documentation process.
An another perspective of viewing the entire documentation process is to understand the process of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLCC). If you have studied software engineering or how the software development process takes place, you can relate to that.
DITA has gained widespread adoption in the technical documentation world among companies such as Cisco, IBM (of course), Nokia, and Oracle. But DITA adoption isn’t exclusive to high tech.
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Studies suggest that only 10% of data is necessary to answer everyday questions from your business operations. This is why it is important to understand the need to break down the data into usable information — it lets you create solutions efficiently and lets you get back to focusing on business.
We have discussed in our blogs that a smooth transition from one topic to another is necessary for structured documentation. It can be achieved by selecting a template design that suits the purpose of the document.