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Document Design and Usability


Learn how to successfully integrate text and graphics to effectively present complex technical information for delivery through conventional, paper-based documents as well as electronic media including web pages. Beginning with principles of good document design, this course covers situation and audience analysis, document planning, page layout, formatting, revising, and online authoring.


The instructor will review all quizzes and documents and will provide feedback.


The student will produce at least three documents, which will be reviewed by the instructor. There will also be online and textual reading, as well as weekly quizzes based on the text. The text used for this course is Writing Software Documentation by Thomas T. Barker. ISBN 0-205-19576-8. Price $49.95. Additional reading from Internet articles will also be included.

course quick facts
course code DED289
cost $299.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
6 Weeks

Diane D'Amico has designed and developed curriculum for online courses in such areas as Document Deign and Usibility. She formed a technical writing team that creates the entire documentation set (including technical reference guide, configuration manuals, and online help) for administrative software in the field of higher education and continued in that capacity as the lead technical writer and advisor for a number of national technical writing projects.