Write the Docs Podcast episode 15: User research, tech writer stereotypes, and conversations
You can see the podcast post and subscribe to the show here: WTD Episode 15: Assumptions about end users and tech writers
See these links for more information:
Research Like You’re Wrong, by Jen Lambourne
Combatting the “Make-It-Pretty” Philosophy, by Emily January Petersen
Results from Academic/Practitioner Attitudes surveys now available, by Tom Johnson
About Tom Johnson
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