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Re: Fwd: references for guidelines on writing guidelines

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 12:43:55 +0900
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To: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, w3t-comm@w3.org, spec-prod@w3.org
At 00/11/07 14:03 -0500, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>DanC suggested that I forward this info to you.
>>Henry requested that I send info re: the two books that I am using to 
>>write guidelines.  I have also ordered two more and will let you know if 
>>they are useful (Strunk and White's "Elements of Style" and Jakob 
>>Nielsen's "Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity").

Both really excellent. Strunk&White because it's so small, in particular.

>>1. Human Performance Engineering (3rd edition). Robert W. Bailey, PhD. 
>>(1996) Prentice Hall PTR (http://www.prenhall.com)
>>Most relevant chapters:
>>13: Presentation Issues and User Guidance
>>14: Guidelines for Developing Documentation

Don't know this one.

>>2. Designing the User Interface (3rd edition). Ben Shneiderman (1998) 
>>Addison-Wesley (http://www.awl.com/cseng)
>>Most relevant chapter:
>>2: Theories, Principles, and Guidelines

Maybe the newer versions are better. It's too much focused on examples
that Shneiderman did himself.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 8 November 2000 00:31:21 UTC

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