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Modern technical documents for global users - usability vs. efficient production

Siltanen, P., Tenhunen, J., Setchi, Rossitza ORCID: and Diaz, L. 2016. Modern technical documents for global users - usability vs. efficient production. Presented at: Technology Management Conference, Technology Management Conference, 22-24 June 2009. 2009 IEEE International Technology Management Conference (ICE). Leiden: IEEE, 10.1109/ITMC.2009.7461441

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Globally used technical documents need to be understood by users who have different cultural and educational backgrounds. Documents should preferably be visual, but such documents are difficult to produce and maintain. In this article visualisations of technical information are categorised according to taxonomy of visual representation elements, which is then evaluated against cultural dependency, language dependency and required professional knowledge. Based on the categorisation, we propose how visual documents with less cultural dependencies can be produced so that they can be reconfigured if the product changes by applying single sourcing methods used in text document production.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural differences, Visualization
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 978-0-85358-259-5
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2023 10:08

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