Efficiently Connecting Textual and Visual Information in Operating Instructions

@article{Tenbrink2015EfficientlyCT,
  title={Efficiently Connecting Textual and Visual Information in Operating Instructions},
  author={Thora Tenbrink and Annika Maas},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={346-366}
}
Research problem: Most technical documents rely on a combination of text and visuals to communicate their messages. To achieve the desired effect of improved processing and comprehension of operating instructions, the text must guide readers in a clear way to the relevant visual information in order to avoid ambiguity and misinterpretation, and to ensure that the reader optimally benefits from the available information.Research questions: (1) How are textual and visual information combined in… CONTINUE READING

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