Information Developer, Consultant, Nanatoo Communications
Tina M. Kister specializes in taking an interdisciplinary approach to improving information-development processes. Kister has more than 20 years of experience in a range of fields that include the sciences, healthcare, software, instructional design, process improvement, project management, Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, fine art, advertising, journalism, and more. With a degree in Communications, graduate studies in Online Communications, and certifications in technical communication (CPTC), project management (PMP), proposal management (APMP), and content strategy, Kister provides a rare perspective that synthesizes best practices across traditionally siloed areas of business communications.
Effective page design is often overlooked in the development of technical information. Studies have shown that the visual design of information has an immediate and lasting visceral impact on both credibility and usability. Good page design ensures that information is easy to find, read, understand, and remember. The science of human visual perception and attention provides a foundation for understanding traditional design elements and principles, and how they can be combined to ensure high-quality, effective information development.