2 edition of Computer documentation for the non-technical user found in the catalog.
Computer documentation for the non-technical user
Marjory E. Hurley
Thesis (M. Sc. (Data Processing)) - University of Ulster, 1988.
Systems Documentation and Technical Writing and User Manuals by professional technical writers and systems documentation planning resources. Impress your readers with a clear message. Well-crafted, effective technical documentation writing enables your business to shine, and connects your employees with your mission. Anything less risks your success. Went through the first 2/3 of the book in an hour. Nothing new for me, but a concise path through documentation of usability and strategy. Slowed down and read through last third on design of site including flow charts and wireframes. I like these chapters better than other books /5(40).
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After weeks upon weeks of researching, I stumbled upon two books that catered to my exact needs, both written by the same author. Michael Bremer’s UnTechnical Writing teaches the mechanics of writing about technical subjects for non-technical audiences, while his The User Manual Manual discusses how to research, write, and edit software manuals. Armstrong Subero started learning electronics at the age of 8. From then on he got into programming and embedded systems development. Within the realm of programming, he has a special interest in algorithms and data structures and enjoys implementing them in different programming languages and on different processor architectures, particularly resource-constrained systems.
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The user documentation is designed to assist end users to use the product or service. This is often referred to as user assistance. The user documentation is a part of the overall product delivered to the customer. Traditionally user documentation was provided as a user guide, instruction manual or online help.
However, user documentation is. What other areas of the organization might benefit from the Computer user satisfaction team's improvements, knowledge, and learning. Which customers cant participate in our Computer user satisfaction domain because they lack skills, wealth, or convenient access to existing solutions.
If user documentation is defined as “the means by which information about a computer system is conveyed” then individual personal contact with users is undoubtedly the most effective. Technical Documentation Solutions Series.
The Technical Documentation Solutions Series is a compilation of hands-on books that encompass the whole process of creating user manuals, online help systems, screencasts, plus other forms of user assistance and technical communication.
We found that about 10% of users will actually read a manual. The most effective form of documentation. PowerPoint presentations containing screen shot after screen shot of “do this, click here, type in that.” In other words, a “picture book.” We found that about 40% of all users would use those and benefit from them.
Non-technical users aren’t so confident and won’t try things in the same way. In fact some of them seem to think that a wrong move could cause the computer to burst into flames.
So try to stick to conventions they will understand (e.g. on Windows those used by MS Office and Outlook) and offer step-by-step guidance for complex tasks. Having acquainted yourself with several types of technical documentation, keep also in mind that two or more types of guides are frequently example, user and reference guides are most likely to be mixed with each other.
Similarly, several guides can make up a single sum up, there are many formats and types of user guides. This book reveals what a non-technical decision maker needs to know in order to use data science within an organization.
Demystify concepts such as data science, big data, AI, and machine learning with this easy to understand guide for non-technical managers, executives, and other professionals. manual – a book capable of being conveniently carried as a ready reference. As you can see, there is a difference – while a guide can be presented by a sheet of paper, a device, a file, or a person, a manual is usually only a book or document.
In the case of user documentation, both variants are appropriate with a slight difference in usage. process of documentation. An introductory set of barcodes were provided to the user, enabling a “quickstart” approach for nurses in the acute care setting to document patient care.
The proprietary computer and a user-defined barcode book were placed by each patient bed in the acute care area. Details of Technical Documentation. Generally the technical documentation template was provided as a user guide or instruction manual.
These documents include memos, fliers, graphics, brochures, handbooks, web pages, instructions, specifications, catalogs and today the technical documentation is progressively being delivered online. Manuals and free owners instruction pdf guides. Find the user manual and the help you need for the products you own at ManualsOnline.
Publisher Summary. When technical documentation is written, a discipline is followed and specialized types of material are created. The techniques one learns to use are generic; it is found that these techniques can be used for developing documentation for computer hardware or computer software.
Technical and user documentation are entirely different from each other. Both these documents have technical details, but each of them caters to different audiences.
Technical documentation is meant for developers or engineers who directly work on. expert users, software developers or other engineers, perhaps. In order to allow these people to get information about our systems quickly, we provide end-user documentation which allows more ecient use of the resources we make available.
We write documentation for our users. Documentation Principles. Software development benefits from philosophies and principles such as DRY, KISS, code reuse, and many these commonly understood and accepted standards, developers can hold themselves and each other accountable to producing high-quality code.
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This User Manual (UM) provides the information necessary for users> to effectively use the. Overview Instructions: Briefly describe in general terms the system/application and the purpose for which it is intended, written in non-technical terminology.
Organizations that produce hardware and products for consumers and users are frequently met with the task of producing technical guides and manuals.
Traditionally, a user or technician would carry a printed manual when installing, using, or repairing hardware. Technical documentation is a broader term than user documentation. Technical documentation can be internal and external, while user documentation is always created for end-user.
The process of creating user documentation requires a minimum technical background compared with technical documentation.
In How to Communicate Technical Information, you will learn how to write printed and online computer documentation that is simple, clear, interesting and cal writers Jonathan Price and Henry Korman map out easy-to-follow methods and include practical tips to help you create hardware and software documentation that is accessible to both beginning and experienced s: 8.The naming convention for this type of technical documentation includes [product] handbook or complete reference guide.
An excellent example of in-depth descriptions would be one of the “Dummies guides to ” books. These feature every possible use of products and software titles to help users. Common Mistakes.