The recently released Software documentation Standard ISO/IEC 26514:2008 “Information Technology – Software and System-Engineering – Requirements for Designers und Developers of User Documentation“ is a binding, universally valid document.
The purpose of this document is to provide a user-friendly documentation for software products which, not only shape the user’s first impression but, also, helps them grasp how best to use the program for completing tasks. Thus, high quality software documentation is a vital component of a software’s lifecycle.
A critical requirement is that it be possible to develop target-group specific technical documentation. This affects both the structure and navigation of a document as well as the linguistic level and aspects of the design and layout
Goetz & Weise GmbH welcomes this development and the related necessity to attach a heightened importance to technical documentation software.