To address some of the technical writing pressures concomitant with globalization, this chapter investigates documentation solutions implemented by an Irish Do-It-Yourself tour operator. The same identitydependent approaches that these DIY tourism companies use to fulfill tourist expectations can provide technical writers with additional tools for analyzing user motivation. This chapter first analyzes how an Irish DIY Adventure travel company harnesses user motivations, then applies Appadurai's (1996) globalism theories (especially his use of ethnoscapes, technoscapes, and mediascapes) to a particular use of this travel company's documents, and finally demonstrates how user motivation intrinsic to identity formation can help the technical writer create documentation that effectively assists users in overcoming breakdowns through identity affordances.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures|
|Subtitle of host publication||International Interactions in Online Environments|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)