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Successful Patterns are the Best Guide to Information Design

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Topic Patterns

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Topic PatternsI am very grateful to Jonatan Lundin for a lengthy conversation on the subject of topic patterns because it helped me to crystalize something important about the basis for the principles of EPPO information design and how they are derived. Approaches based on psychology […]

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What is Minimalism?

Ask what minimalism is (in a Tech Comm context), and you are likely to get a recitation of the four principles of minimalism. Per JoAnn Hackos, the four basic principles of minimalism are ♦ Principle 1: Choose an action-oriented approach ♦ Principle 2: Anchor the tool in the task domain ♦ Principle 3: Support error […]

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