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dc.contributor.authorSuomivuori, Tiia
dc.contributor.authorVirtaluoto, Jenni
dc.contributor.authorSuojanen, Tytti
dc.contributor.editorHirsto, Heidi
dc.contributor.editorEnell-Nilsson, Mona
dc.contributor.editorKauppinen-Räisänen, Hannele
dc.contributor.editorKeng, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-21T13:21:46Z
dc.date.available2021-01-21T13:21:46Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationSuomivuori, T., Virtaluoto, J., & Suojanen, T. (2020). Applying Minimalism in the Real World : Results From a Workshop. In H. Hirsto, M. Enell-Nilsson, H. Kauppinen-Räisänen, & N. Keng (Eds.), <i>Työelämän viestintä III, Arbetslivskommunikation III, Workplace Communication III, Kommunikation im Berufsleben III : VAKKI-symposiumi XL. Vaasa 6. – 7.2.2020</i> (pp. 238-251). Vaasan yliopisto. VAKKI publications, 12. <a href="https://vakki.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/VAKKI2020_SuomivuoriVirtaluotoSuojanen_uusipdf.pdf" target="_blank">https://vakki.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/VAKKI2020_SuomivuoriVirtaluotoSuojanen_uusipdf.pdf</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_47709439
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73734
dc.description.abstractMinimalism is a user-centered, contextual and goal-oriented approach to technical communication originally developed by John M. Carroll (1990). In minimalism, the aim is to produce user documentation that focuses on the user’s needs, helps the user recover from error situations, and strengthens the user’s skills in working with the system (Carroll & van der Meij 1995: 245). The challenge with minimalism has been its practical application: although user-centeredness – the core of minimalism – is the key issue in technical communication, the abstract nature of the approach and its focus on software documentation has made it difficult to apply in industry settings (Virtaluoto, Suojanen & Isohella 2018; Virtaluoto, Suojanen & Isohella, forthcoming). Consequently, there is very little evidence on the suitability of minimalism for software documentation and no evidence at all for hardware documentation. In this article, we explore the application of minimalism to heavy industry machinery end-user instructions through a workshop with technical communication professionals. In the workshop, the participants reviewed heavy industry machinery enduser instructions using a revised set of minimalism heuristics as a practical review tool (Virtaluoto, Suojanen & Isohella, forthcoming). The results show that the revised minimalism heuristics were applicable to heavy industry machinery end-user instructions, but further development ideas were also suggested.en
dc.format.extent294
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherVaasan yliopisto
dc.relation.ispartofTyöelämän viestintä III, Arbetslivskommunikation III, Workplace Communication III, Kommunikation im Berufsleben III : VAKKI-symposiumi XL. Vaasa 6. – 7.2.2020
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVAKKI publications
dc.relation.urihttps://vakki.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/VAKKI2020_SuomivuoriVirtaluotoSuojanen_uusipdf.pdf
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherhardware documentation
dc.subject.otherheavy industry machinery end-user instructions
dc.subject.otherheuristic evaluation
dc.subject.otherminimalism
dc.subject.othertechnical communication
dc.titleApplying Minimalism in the Real World : Results From a Workshop
dc.typeconferenceObject
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202101211200
dc.contributor.laitosKieli- ja viestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Language and Communication Studiesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/ConferencePaper
dc.relation.isbn978-952-68538-9-5
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange238-251
dc.relation.issn2242-6841
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Kirjoittajat & VAKKI, 2020
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.conferenceVAKKI Symposium
dc.subject.ysokäyttöohjeet
dc.subject.ysotekninen viestintä
dc.subject.ysominimalismi
dc.subject.ysokoneistot
dc.subject.ysokäyttäjälähtöisyys
dc.subject.ysoheuristiikka
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