Sensys Networks

Start-up providing wireless
traffic detection & data systems
Berkeley, CA

Document design and authoring

Huh?

Why are doc artifacts included
in the portfolio of a
front-end web developer?

A fair question.

To me it boils down to similar requirements.

In both short-form docs and UIs a major challenge is to communicate a maximum amount of information with a minimum amount of overhead.

Our industry tends to silo these activities into "specialties".

That's a pity - in my experience they are more alike than different.

Field equipment upgrade guide

Field
Upgrade
Guide

  • Required work for field techs
  • User tested on doc & procedure
  • Iterations tuned design & text
  • Provided design, layout, images and text
  • Conducted user testing
Quick start guide

Quick
Start
Guide

  • Used by 3rd-party installers
  • Recaps training points
  • Provided design, layout, images and text