A user guide, also commonly known as a manual, is a technical communication document intended to give assistance to people using a particular system. It is usually written by a technical writer, although user guides could be written by programmers, product or project managers, or other technical staff, particularly in smaller companies.
Most user guides contain both a written guide and the associated images. In the case of computer applications it is usual to include screenshots of how the program should look, and hardware manuals often include clear, simplified diagrams. The language is written to match up with the intended audience with jargon kept to a minimum or explained thoroughly.
Current car owner's manuals have become much bigger in part due to many safety warnings most likely designed to avoid product liability lawsuits, as well as from ever more complicated audio and navigational systems, which often have their own manual.
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY FOR "SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A USER MANUAL USING AUGMENTED REALITY" (SOUTH KOREAN INVENTORS)
Sep 07, 2011; GENEVA, Sept. 7 -- Publication No. WO/2011/105671 was published on Sept. 01. Title of the invention: "SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR...