Category Archives: graphics

Map Readability in Crisis Situations

One thing that’s driving me a little crazy with COVID-19 news coverage is the use of colors on maps. Some maps are more useful than others, and if readers want to have a clear picture of what’s going on, a … Continue reading

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Stage Props and Usability

Recently I was working on the prop committee for a local production of The Music Man. This served as a nice break from my usual reading-and-writing-heavy free time activities, but it also provided a few lessons in usability that I thought … Continue reading

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Selecting a Cover Designer for Your Book

Having decided to put my book on the self-published route, I realized that I had more work to do. Before I could hand the manuscript over to my ace editor, I needed to have the cover set up and an … Continue reading

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Interview with Justina Simon, Graphic Designer

As promised, this week I’m sharing an interview with a technical communication professional–in this case, Justina Simon, a graphic designer. Technical writers interact with designers often, especially in larger organizations with separate graphics departments. Read on and learn how that … Continue reading

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Questions from My Readers for a Graphic Designer

Howdy, folks! I will be interviewing another guest next week: Justina Simon, freelance graphic designer/owner at Blue Pixel Graphics. If you have questions for her, email me via bart at heroictechwriting dot com. While I’ll be sending her my own questions, … Continue reading

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