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How to Position Technical Communication within User Experience

August 23, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us from the comfort of your air-conditioned office for a lunch and learn webinar with Joe Welinske. He’s presenting this webinar live for our chapter on a topic that we think is of interest to many of our members.

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Description:

Many of the activities traditionally performed by a person with a technical communication background are increasingly being absorbed into the newer domain of User Experience. In some respects, this is limited to a rebranding of skills to match evolving design philosophies. In other respects, design philosophies have evolved an expectation of very different skill sets.

This session provide a brief overview of the world of User Experience, describes the areas where technical communication plays an important role, and offers a discussion of what that means for today’s technical communicators as we move forward.

You will learn:

  • How the field of User Experience defines itself and its status in software development
  • How tech comm is viewed from the point of view of the UX field
  • What tech comm professionals can do to best develop their skills and market themselves within the UX field.

Speaker:

Joe 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.

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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.

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

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.

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/

 

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Date:
August 23, 2016
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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programs@stc-rochester.org

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