Ten misconceptions about minimalism

J.M. Carroll, Hans van der Meij

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    We describe ten common misconceptions about the minimalist approach to documentation design. For each, we analyze how the misconception arises from plausible interpretations of minimalist principles and heuristics. We then clarify how each misconception deviates from minimalism, as we understand it. Analysis and discussion of creative elaborations of minimalism-including "misconceptions"-can promote a sharper concept of what minimalism is.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72-86
    JournalIEEE transactions on professional communication
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


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