Words are great, but some messages are hard to communicate with words alone. That's why we need visual explanations—charts, figures, diagrams.
This workbook inspires all writers to create better visual explanations and shares practical techniques you can apply right away—even if you think you can't draw.
The workbook includes many exercises you can use to practice new skills and build confidence. You'll get to take a close look at
* Which topics deserve visual explanations
* How to determine if you have visual literacy
* How to create and use building blocks
* What process to use to build effective visual explanations
* Classic structures to help you tell stories
* Common mistakes to avoid
* How to collaborate with designers
and more about creating napkin sketches and refining sketches to share ideas with other people.
Developed to support Don's workshop for writers, presented at the annual conference of the Society for Technical Communication. This is the expanded second edition.