Designing Usable Texts

Designing Usable Texts

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Designing Usable Texts covers the analysis of textual communication processes in the real world of publishing systems and work sites. The book presents topics on designing and understanding of written texts; authoring, editing, and the production process; and training authors of informative documents. The text also describes the policies and processes of editing; lessons in text design from an instructional design perspective; and graphics and design alternatives such as studying strategies and their implications for textbook design. The identification of information requirements such as understanding readers and their uses of texts, modeling users and their use of technical manuals, is also considered. Psychologists and people involved in communication design, document design, information mapping, and educational technology will find the book invaluable.The 8-grade manipulation resulted in an increase of only 7 percentage points on a multiple-choice comprehension test. ... performance when a 16+ grade-level version of a military maintenance passage was simplified to the 7tha€”8th gradeanbsp;...

Title:Designing Usable Texts
Author:Thomas M. Duffy, Robert Waller
Publisher:Academic Press - 2014-06-28


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