I found it interesting that I had more trouble designing content and phrasing for the beginner audience. I guess that’s the goal of the class though – I’ve been writing in the technical language of my major for years. Now here I had to figure out what a random person would know and be interested in.
The visual layout and text formatting was surprisingly labor intensive. I used principles from visual rhetoric including Alignment, Proximity, and Arrangement to relate instructions and graphics, and to control the speed at which a person might be expected to read through a given section.
The two major differences between the sections lay in the diction and the general content. Of those, I think the variations in word choice to describe the exact same process were the hardest to wrap my head around.
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