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Survey about documentation trends that fizzled (one-minute survey)

Trends to follow or forget

by Tom Johnson on Feb 2, 2022 •
categories: technical-writing innovation

In preparation for a presentation on trends that fizzled or faded, I launched this short survey to get some help in identifying fizzled trends. The survey is still open (so feel free to take it), but I'm not longer actively monitoring the results. The survey is here. The survey has you rank the trends using sliders.

You can view the survey results dashboard here. For my analysis of the results, see Results of the survey about fizzled trends: Every trend is still with us.

I left this survey in this series because it provides context and rationale for the direction I took. Rather than making assertions about trends across the industry, in this series I look at trends that I embraced or rejected within my own career.

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I'm a technical writer / API doc specialist based in the Seattle area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture, writing techniques, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out simplifying complexity and API documentation for some deep dives into these topics. If you're a technical writer and want to keep on top of the latest trends in the field, be sure to subscribe to email updates. You can also learn more about me or contact me.