1st Edition

Perspectives on Software Documentation
Inquiries and Innovations




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ISBN 9780895030696
Published June 15, 1991 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

This book is designed to address the randomness of the literature on software documentation. As anyone interested in software documentation is aware, the field is highly synthetic; information about software documentation may be found in engineering, computer science training, technical communication, management, education and so on. "Perspectives on Software Documentation" contains a variety of perspectives, all tied together by the shared need to make software products more usable.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Research Sources in Software Documentation Thomas T. Barker

PART 1: INQUIRIES
Education and Research
Prologue for Teaching Software Documentation Henrietta Nickels Shirk

 Style and Software Documentation: A Central Concern Cynthia L. Selfe

The Influence of Cognitive Science
 A Schematic Approach to User Knowledge and Software Documentation Production Jay Lieberman

 Cognitive Writing: A New Approach to Organizing Technical Material Paula Bell

Issues of Design
 Software Documentation and Human-Factors Design Joe Chew

 The Hidden Effects of Computer Engineering on User Documentation Andrew Oram

 Problems of Form in Software Documentation Nancy E. Cohen

PART 2: INNOVATIONS
 Managing Software Documentation
 Building and Managing a Documentation Project Team D. Michael Willoughby

 Side-by-Side: A Model for Simultaneous Documentation and System Development Doann Houghton-Alico

 Automated Documentation: A Complete Cycle Helen D. Klein

Improving the Quality of Software Documentation
 Process Implementation—The Key to Quality Documentation Scott E. Hubbard

 Information Product Testing: An Integral Part of Information Development Roger A. Grice and Lenore S. Ridgway

Software Documentation of the Future—Online
 Writing and Editing Online Information Marlene C. Semple

 Online Reference System Design and Development Bruno Petrauskas

 Index

 Contributors

 

 

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Thomas T Barker (Author)