No More FAQs: Create Purposeful Information for a More Effective User Experience · An A List Apart Article


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No More FAQs: Create Purposeful Information for a More Effective User Experience
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july 2018 by karlstolley
when companies and organizations resort to documentation-by-FAQ, it’s often the only place certain information exists, yet users are unlikely to spend the time required to figure that out. Conversely, if information is duplicated, it’s easy for website content to get out of sync. The FAQ page can also be a dumping ground for any information a company needs to put on the website, regardless of the topic. Worse, the page’s format and structure can increase confusion and cognitive load, while including obviously invented questions and overt marketing language can result in losing users’ trust quickly.
content  inspiration  ux  design  copywriting 
may 2018 by Shoord
No More FAQs: Create Purposeful Information for a More Effective User Experience Illustration by Dougal MacPherson It’s normal for your website users to have recurring questions and need quick access to specific information to complete ……
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may 2018 by jt.http
- by Lisa Wright

"As a technical writer and now information architect, I’ve worked to upend this mediocre approach to web content for more than a decade, and here’s what I’ve learned: instead of defaulting to an unstructured FAQ, invest in information that’s built around a comprehensive content strategy specifically designed to meet user and company goals. We call it purposeful information."
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april 2018 by oddhack
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april 2018 by brodieaustin
It’s normal for your website users to have recurring questions and need quick access to specific information to complete … whatever it is they came looking for. Many companies still opt for the ubiquitous FAQ (frequently asked/anticipated questions) format to address some or even all information needs. But FAQs often miss the mark because people don’t realize that creating effective user information—even when using the apparently simple question/answer format—is complex and requires careful planning.
faqs  content-strategy 
march 2018 by marysbutler
By Lisa Wright - Jan 11, 2018
articles  content  writing  UX 
january 2018 by mycotn
Pourquoi éviter les FAQs.
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january 2018 by edelagrave
The all-too-common FAQ is the antithesis of effective user experience, but it’s easy to avoid (or improve) with a little guidance.
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january 2018 by michaelwoodruff
Illustration by Dougal MacPherson It’s normal for your website users to have recurring questions and need quick access to specific information to complete ……
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january 2018 by louderthan10
It’s normal for your website users to have recurring questions and need quick access to specific information to complete … whatever it is they came looking for.
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january 2018 by plouf
It’s normal for your website users to have recurring questions and need quick access to specific information to complete … whatever it is they came looking for. Many companies still opt for the ubiquitous FAQ (frequently asked/anticipated questions) format to address some or even all information needs. But FAQs often miss the mark because people don’t realize that creating effective user information—even when using the apparently simple question/answer format—is complex and requires careful planning.
faq  contentstrategy  content  userexperience  webdevelopment  help 
january 2018 by garrettc
Yeah they’re not great
webdesign  techwriting  internet  writing 
january 2018 by leereamsnyder
It’s normal for your website users to have recurring questions and need quick access to specific information to complete … whatever it is they came looking for.
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january 2018 by fraz87
Illustration by Dougal MacPherson It’s normal for your website users to have recurring questions and need quick access to specific information to complete ……
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january 2018 by wakemp
It’s normal for your website users to have recurring questions and need quick access to specific information to complete … whatever it is they came looking for. via Pocket
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january 2018 by cijanzen
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january 2018 by stephenfrancoeur
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january 2018 by todrobbins
FAQs are so 2000'ish! "No More FAQs: Create Purposeful Information for a More Effective User Experience" ~
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january 2018 by BogieZero