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.Joe Welinske presents "Key Trends in Software User Assistance"

From September 06, 2016 12:00 pm until September 06, 2016 1:00 pm
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About the Webinar

Writing concisely is one of the fundamental skills central to any mobile user assistance. The minimal screen real estate can’t support large amounts of text and graphics without extensive gesturing by the users. Using small font sizes just makes the information unreadable unless the user pinches and stretches the text.

Even outside of the mobile space, your ability to streamline your content improves the likelihood it will be effectively consumed by your target audience.

This session offers a number of examples and techniques for reducing the footprint of your prose while maintaining a quality message. The examples used are in the context of mobile UA but can be applied to any technical writing situation.

You Will Learn:

  • How research shows the problems with overly complex text in small-screen and mobile environments.
  • How Simplified Technical English and Plain English can improve your writing.
  • How aggressive redesign of traditional writing styles can significantly reduce word count and improve readability.]

Registration

This is event is FREE!

This is a live streaming lunchtime webinar (via Zoom Meeting), so you can listen in from the comfort of your office or home. There is limited space available, so register early! We recommend inviting your colleagues to your office or home to join you.

Registration closes at 9pm on Saturday 9/3. On Monday, 9/5, you will be sent the logon information for the webinar.

About the Speaker

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 recently 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. Joe is an Associate Fellow of STC.

Upcoming WritersUA Events

oe Welinske specializes in helping your software development effort through crafted communication. 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 recently 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.

The Tech Comm Con – October 14-15 – Tacoma, Washington

Two days of educational sessions, networking, and socializing for technical communicators. All at an affordable price. The event details are on the conference web site. Registration is open. The Tech Comm Conference is being held in partnership with the Writing Studies department at the U. of Washington Tacoma.

http://conference.writersua.com/techcomm/

User Assistance Tools Survey in Progress

The annual User Assistance Tools Survey is now in progress.

The survey is designed to give you information drawn specifically from the user assistance community. Please consider contributing your experiences. Results will be publicly available on the WritersUA site.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ua_tools_survey

ConveyUX – February 28 – March 2, 2017 – Seattle

If you are interested in bridging technical communication with the field of user experience, ConveyUX is a great opportunity. This annual Seattle event features 3 days, 30 speakers, and over 40 great sessions about usability testing, interaction design, and content strategy.

http://conveyux.com/

Joe Welinske

Welinske & Associates

welinske and associates

Web site * LinkedIn * 206-304-1687

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