User Documentation: The Cinderella of Information Systems

  • Brigit van LoggemEmail author
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 206)


User documentation is a structurally under-valued aspect of information systems and end user assistance. Popular belief has it that documentation is required only where insufficient attention has been paid to the design of usability, user satisfaction and user experience; and that documentation is not referred to by users anyhow. Both lines of reasoning are shown to be faulty, and a case is made for an interest in user documentation from the pertinent research communities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Open UniversiteitHeerlenThe Netherlands

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