One of the foundational ideas of Every Page is Page One information design comes directly from John Carroll’s studies that led to the creation of minimalism – his observation that what he called the systematic approach to instruction, in which everything is laid out for the reader in systematic fashion – simply does not work. People won’t follow the system.
Learners also often skip over crucial material if it does not address their current task-oriented concerns or skip around among several manuals, composing their own ersatz instructional procedures on the fly.
|-- The Nurnberg Funnel [Carroll, 1990]|
Every Page is Page One is founded on the idea that people simply will not ...