Writing for Adaptable Documentation
2000 (English)In: Proceedings of IPCC/SIGDOC 2000, September 24 – 27, Cambridge, Massachusetts, IEEE , 2000, 497-508 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The rapid development of reusable software components results in an information overload problem in the development process. Software developers must read large amounts of documentation. Adaptive documentation is one way to address this problem and support efficient reading. However, in our view, adaptive documentation requires a writing process that delivers the pedagogical strategies for adaptivity. The article takes a stance in a project on adaptive software reference documentation and discusses the requirements on writing. It also discusses writing trends and Web languages in relation to adaptivity. It is concluded that describing change in documentation is not supported on an authoring level but rather on a programming level
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2000. 497-508 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13493DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2000.887306ISBN: 0-7803-6431-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13493DiVA: diva2:20861
2000 Joint IEEE International and 18th Annual Conference on Computer Documentation (IPCC/SIGDOC 2000) Professional Communication Conference, 24-27 September 2000, Cambridge, MA, UK