Good organization, complete information, and clear writing are, of course, key to the success of any design document, but there are some other, less-obvious techniques you can use to make your documents more readable and understandable. Here are a few of them.
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Ryan has a long history with small, design-oriented publications—at various times he has written for, edited, and designed newsletters for his design class at Carnegie Mellon University (SAiD), the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of IDSA (InCA), and Cooper. When he's not working on newsletters, Ryan dabbles in illustration, “playing” guitar and bass, looking up words in the dictionary, watching “The Simpsons,” collecting “Futurama” merchandise, and pursuing other nerdy activities. You can learn more about Ryan on his personal website—designjerk.com—if you're into that.