User-centered documentation includes documentation that prioritizes the user's tasks and other goals as a means of organizing and directing documentation. The documentation isn't organized by the order of tabs in the UI or even by the tasks that the product team thinks are important. Instead, all organization and content is dictated by the user's goals and needs.
The following content is in the user-centered-documentation category:
My documentation takeaways from the Boeing disaster -- two essential doc questions to ask for any project | Mar 20, 2019
How to design documentation for non-linear reading behavior | May 15, 2015
User-centered documentation slides | May 14, 2015
New series: User-centered documentation | Apr 23, 2015
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