Minimalism is an action- and task-oriented approach to instruction and documentation that emphasizes the importance of realistic activities and experiences for effective learning and information seeking. Since 1990, when the approach was defined in John Carroll's The Nurnberg Funnel, much work has been done to apply, refine, and broaden the minimalist approach to technical communication. This volume presents fourteen major contributions to the current theory and practice of minimalism. Contributors evaluate the development of minimalism up to now, analyze the acceptance of minimalism by the mainstream technical communications community, report on specific innovations and investigations, and discuss future challenges and directions. The book also includes an appendix containing a bibliography of published research and development work on minimalism since 1990. Contributors: Tricia Anson, R. John Brockmann, John M. Carroll, Steve Draper, David K. Farkas, JoAnn T. Hackos, Robert R. Johnson, Greg Kearsley, Barbara Mirel, Janice (Ginny) Redish, Stephanie Rosenbaum, Karl L. Smart, Hans van der Meij. Published in association with the Society for Technical Communication .For example, early on in the documentation for Northern Telecoma#39;s Norstar system, the task of customizing the ring on ... The programming domain is of special interest with respect to providing real tasks because it is so general. ... One approach we took to remedy this was to guide students to create small applications or to provide them with applications and suggest that they extend or debug these.
|Title||:||Minimalism Beyond the Nurnberg Funnel|
|Author||:||John Millar Carroll, Society for Technical Communication|
|Publisher||:||MIT Press - 1998-01|