Key Concept Archive

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Inside Out or Outside In

From the company’s perspective, it is important to clearly document and describe how each of the functions and features work. From the users perspective it is important they understand how to use the technology to benefit themselves. The challenge for…

How Techcomm-Driven Content Improves Customer Experience

Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Guiseppe Getto, East Carolina University, explains how technical communicators can create user-focused, context-driven content to improve customer experience at every point along the…

What Techcomm Can Learn From The Games Industry

Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Samantha Blackmon explains how you can improve customer success by using content techniques perfected by the games industry. Season 1, Episode 9 |…

Topic Writing Without Borders

The average person is hit with approximately 105,000 words a day. That’s 23 words every second in a twelve-hour day. Add in images and sound, and now we’re talking 34 gigabytes a day! This is the person who comes to…

The Interplay of UX and Technical Communication

User experience includes every interaction people have with a company and its products…from opening the box to using the product. When using an app to interact with a product, the visual and written content must work together seamlessly to deliver…

Want to play a game, content strategist?

We are always inspired by Lavacon, the Content Strategy Conference. Jack Molisani has worked hard to cultivate an atmosphere that fosters learning while celebrating ingenuity, creativity, connection, and has an energy all of its own. A lot of our most…

Leading a Content Strategy in Small to Medium Enterprises

Convincing the administration in a small-medium business is just as hard as for the bigger businesses. You need a strong case, but how do you get through? You will after this session. You will learn what is the lean approach….

How to use root-cause analysis to promote information supply chain methodologies

If your documentation process is implicated in a customer quality incident (CQI), Congratulations! You have the platform needed to shine a light on the problems you’ve been escalating for years. In this presentation, Seth Park will argue that errors in…