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We Must Develop Topic-Based Information Design

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tyranny of the terrible troica: task concept and reference reconsideredThere is a lot of talk in tech comm today about topic-based writing, but very little about topic-based information design. This is a problem, because, in the age of the Web, and particularly of the mobile […]

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The Tyranny of the Terrible Troika: Rethinking Concept, Task, and Reference

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Tyranny of the terrible troica: task concept and reference reconsideredTom Johnson’s blog post Unconscious Meaning Suggested from the Structure and Shape of Help, includes a graphic showing three shapes of content: Tom Johnson’s “Shapes of Help” graphic. These three shapes are meant to represent the DITA […]

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Characteristics of EPPO Topics: Stay on One Level

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Characteristics of an EPPO topic

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Characteristics of an EPPO topicOne of the less obvious but more important characteristics of an Every Page is Page One topic is that it stays on one level. As with the other characteristics I have discussed in this series, being standalone, having a specific limited […]

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Characteristics of EPPO topics : standalone

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Characteristics of an EPPO topic

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Characteristics of an EPPO topicLast month I wrote that Every Page is Page One Topics are Everywhere, and I listed the principle characteristics of such topic as I see them. I said I would write in more depth about each of these characteristics. This is […]

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