In 1990, Dr. John Carroll introduced the concept of minimalism in his book “The Nurnberg Funnel: Designing Minimalist Instruction for Practical Computer Skill”. Minimalism has continued to evolve, and in this talk, Dr. Carroll and Nicky Bleiel will discuss the principles and benefits of minimalism in technical communication, as well as misconceptions and best practices.
We will take a look at minimalism in technical communication and discuss:
- Core principles
- Best practices
Nicky Bleiel is the Lead Information Developer at Innovative Systems. An STC Fellow and Past President, she has more than 20 years of experience writing and designing content for software products in a variety of industries. See nickybleiel.com for a list of her talks and articles.
John M. Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Information Sciences & Technology at the Pennsylvania State University and the Director of Penn State’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction. His research is in methods & theory in human-computer interaction, particularly as applied to internet tools for collaborative learning and problem solving, and design of interactive information systems.