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Gina Goodson Wadley
Sending you a message on the way, I can't find the link to your thesis on lulu.
Monday, 17 October 2011 15:28
Dr. Gloria A. Reece

I have placed a link to my M.S. Thesis at my author spotlight. Please let me know if you'd like to collaborate on an eBook. The taxonomy that you are searching for is given on page 30 of the thesis. Here is the link to the spotlight:

--Gloria Reece

Saturday, 15 October 2011 05:20
Gina Goodson Wadley

I really appreciate all of this information. I just sent you a message with my contact info. I definitely think a book would be a good idea, since there seems to be missing current resources on the Web on the subject.

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 16:52
Dr. Gloria A. Reece
Hi Gina,

Yes, there is an error in the compiled PDF file. I am in the process of creating a better PDF document. There is a taxonomy in the thesis that might be very helpful to you.

And, yes, you are correct, Bloom's Taxonomy may not be highly helpful to you for this task. If you need more information on Bloom's Taxonomy, please let me know. Currently, there are some changes being made to it. Bloom's Taxonomy is useful for framing objectives and outcome statements for teaching and learning tasks.

As for the taxonomy in the thesis, I can send you a print copy of the original that is a bound archival copy--the same product that you'll find in a library's special collections. If you would like for me to send this material to you, please let me know. I will also check my original files and add this missing material to the PDF file. It is a pretty good taxonomy that took a good bit of time to research, design, and write.

If you would like to team with me to write a new book from this material, I'd be happy to discuss the project with you. It seems like there's a really good match with our backgrounds and experiences. So, let me know your thoughts on this possibility, too.

You might also check some material on object-oriented programming. I like to read material by Grady Booch. Books on UML are also helpful. Sometimes you can derive taxonomies from these types of explorations. There are also some good products for object oriented programming. Checks of evaluation copies for these products might also be helpful.

When I delve into these areas, I generally like to have a specific problem that I want to solve in mind. For example, in your case, it would not be to define a taxonomy per se. Rather, it might be to complete a familiar transaction and then see what results from that task with regard to a taxonomy. So, I guess what I'm saying is that I do lots of mental elaboration (uses Bloom's Taxonomy at a higher level) and then take copious notes. Then, I do lots of creative blockbusting as i discuss in the M.S. thesis. (There's a chapter on Creativity in the book, too.)

So, just let me know if I can send you any additional materials. I do have a web version of the HCI bibliography. And, it has previously been housed by ACM.--Gloria Reece
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 16:45
Technical Publications
Hi Gina,
I read "Writing Software Documentation: A Task-Oriented Approach" by Thomas Barker in college (I was lucky enough to be taught by him as well), and I still use it as a reference today. Here's the link to the book's Web site:
It does cover some basic items, but there are a few chapters, like chapter 10 - Designing for Task Orientation, that might cover some of what you're looking for.

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 13:01