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Re: Information Architecture seems quite similar to Technical Writing
Subject:Re: Information Architecture seems quite similar to Technical Writing From:Robin Whitmore <rwhitmore -at- weebly -dot- com> To:"Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> Date:Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:09:27 -0800
In my experience, Information Architecture is part of Tech Writing if you
are responsible for how your content is organized and delivered. In larger
companies, there are often Information Architecture specialists that work
with the writing teams to help create templates for deliverables, and who
help determine what content goes into which type of deliverable, and they
also help determine the delivery method. In smaller companies, those tasks
may be done by the tech pubs manager.
So I just think it's a higher level of breaking down the complex. Instead
of breaking down the complex for a single product or even feature, it's
breaking down the complex across all deliverables to make the customer
On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 7:39 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> I was reading a review, located here (
> of a new book on information architecture.
> The reviewer talks about "breaking down information complexity."
> One of the definitions I have read of technical writing is "simplifying
> the complex."
> Those two definitions seem the same to me.
> Is technical writing a branch of information architecture, or is
> information architecture a branch of technical writing?
> Craig Cardimon | Senior Technical Writer
> Marketing Systems Group
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