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Writing for Small, Writing for Touch

6 Oct 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5

This online presentation provides guidance in two areas of technical writing that are keys to success today.

The first area is aggressively reducing the footprint of your content while maintaining the quality of your communication. This has benefits for the display of your information on small-screen devices as well as improving readability and comprehension for documentation in general.

The second area focuses on understanding and embracing the nuances of writing for touch interfaces. As more and more information is consumed on touch devices, we need to have clear strategies for touch vocabulary and the associated production methods to deliver it to our readers. For those involved with software user assistance, the way we support touch interactions is of particular importance.

Topics include:

  • Writing micro-concise instructions for small screens and short attention spans
  • Research showing the problems with overly complex text in small-screen and mobile environments.
  • Using Simplified Technical English and Plain English to improve your writing.
  • The vocabulary of touch for iOS, Android, an Windows Phone.
  • Enabling device-specific instructions using response design and conditional text.

About Our Speaker

Joe Welinske

Joe Welinske specializes in helping your software development effort through crafted communication. The best user experience features quality words and images in the user interface. The UX of a robust product is also enhanced through comprehensive user assistance. This includes Help, wizards, FAQs, videos and much more.

For over twenty-five years, Joe has been providing training, contracting, and consulting services for the software industry. Joe published the book, Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps. He also teaches courses for Bellevue College, the University of California, and the University of Washington.

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I’m a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.

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6 Oct 2014
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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I’m a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.

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