On March 3, please join us for a special webinar jointly hosted by STC Chicago, STC Wisconsin, and STC S.E. Michigan. Joe Welinske of WritersUA will present An Aggressive Approach to Concise Writing. Space is limited, so register today!
Writing concisely is a fundamental skill for mobile user assistance. Reduced screen real estate can’t support large amounts of text and graphics without extensive gesturing by the user. Small font sizes make the information unreadable unless the user stretches the text. Even outside the mobile space, your ability to streamline your content improves effective consumption by your target audience. This session presents 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 illustrates 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.
There are only 25 seats, but feel free to watch the webinar with your colleagues. For instance, in a conference room with a projector. This is a great opportunity to show your coworkers and management the benefits an STC membership provides!
A few days before the event, you will receive an email from the speaker with a link to the webinar.
Noon (Central Time)
User Assistance Boot Camp: Seattle — April 15-17
Also consider attending one of two UA-specific tracks at WritersUA West. “UA Boot Camp” has options for newbies and pros alike, featuring certificates in “Basic Training” and “Grad School.” The tracks have over thirty sessions covering all aspects of software user aassistance Registration is just $695. Get more details here.
About the Speaker
The best user experience features quality words and images in the user interface. Joe Welinske specializes in helping your software development effort through crafted communication. For over twenty-five years, Joe has been providing training, contracting, and consulting services for the software industry. Joe recently published Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps. He also teaches courses for Bellevue College, the University of California, and the University of Washington.