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Minimalism heuristics revisited: testing a practical review tool

  • Satellite Conferences
  • Technical Authoring
  • 05. November
  • 10:30 - 11:15 o'clock (CET)
  • Channel E | Online
  •  Jenni Virtaluoto

    Jenni Virtaluoto

    • University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  •  Tiia Suomivuori

    Tiia Suomivuori

    • Tampere University

Takeaways

In this presentation, we will go through recent developments in minimalism in technical communication: the minimalist documentation process, a revised set of minimalism heuristics, and results from minimalism workshops using the revised heuristics in both business and educational environments.

Content

Through practical examples, you will discover how minimalism can be applied in the current technical communication environment, including environments where hardware products are being developed.

Prior knowledge

Basic knowledge of technical communication processes.

Speakers

 Jenni Virtaluoto

Jenni Virtaluoto

  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Biography

Jenni Virtaluoto is a technical communication professional currently working as a University Lecturer in the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She is a board member of the Finnish Technical Communications Society.

 Tiia Suomivuori

Tiia Suomivuori

  • Tampere University
Biography

Tiia Suomivuori is a technical communication professional at Raute Oyj and a PhD student at Tampere University. She works hands-on with heavy industry end-user instructions and researches how to apply minimalist principles in them. She is a Board member of the Finnish Technical Communications Society.