Creativity, thy name is innovation. Exploring and discovering new ways and means to make life more comfortable, happy, and enjoyable is the basis of human evolution.
Technical writing is not only about the subject; it is all about the little details, which make its delivery easy, quick, and interesting.
Anything intense and highly technical turns out to be boring, and the audiences’ attention and interest are diverted. To gain focus and sustain it, innovative techniques must be evolved to liven up the flow of information.
Gone are the days, when acquiring knowledge on highly technical subjects set the path to search for an expert guide or voluminous books that take to the destination. Today, information is at the touch of a button! ‘Google it’ is the answer and answers it does give, by the millions!
Anyone who chooses to give an answer online presumes to be an authority on it. However, not all these answers are satisfactory or even correct. We find half answered scripts, elaborate video tutorials etc. that may not even relate directly to the subject.
The solution seeker has to sift through a lot of chaff to find, that which most effectively provides the answers. To be the ultimate stop for such search, different methods need to be constantly explored to present refreshingly new ways and means to deliver the answers or solutions.
What was essentially technical material to be read and understood made the move towards adding diagrammatic representations, with numbered explanations to make things easier? The next step was hyperlinked, which explain every step with a click of the link. Applications and animated show/tell me means are commonplace now. DIY videos are in abundance as also twitter handles as a more interactive method of providing solutions.
Hence, it is very important to keep working on novel means to provide well-formulated, concise and effective ways, which adequately interest and satisfy both, the novice and the highly technical.
The secret of success as always is in the sauce!