340 pages | 4 Color Illus. | 55 B/W Illus.
Technology is changing the way we do business, the way we communicate with each other, and the way we learn. This new edition is intended to help the technical writers, graphic artists, engineers, and others who are charged with producing product documentation in the rapidly changing technological world. While preserving the basic guidelines for developing manuals and warnings presented in the previous edition, this new edition offers new material as well, including a much-expanded section on hazard analysis.
Writing and Designing Manuals and Warnings, Fifth Edition explores how emerging technologies are changing the world of product documentation, from videos to virtual reality and all points in between.
Part 1: Product Safety in the 21st Century. 1. The Changing Landscape. 2. Know Your Users and Your Product’s Hazards. Part 2: The Making of a Manual (Or More Than One!). 3. Designing a User-Friendly Manual. 4. What You See is What You Read…or Not. 5. A Picture is Worth…It Depends. 6. Thinking Outside the Books. 7. Special-Purpose Manuals. Part 3: You Have Been Warned. 8. The Duty to Warn. 9. Warnings that Work. Part 4: Making It Work in the Real World. 10. Who Writes a Manual? 11. Integrated Product Safety: The Manual is Just the Beginning.