Nowadays, public speaking is a crucial skill, which can help you greatly in communicating your ideas to various audiences, be it your team members, customers, or a group of people interested in educational camp on Information Development. Whether you like public speaking or not, chances are you will need it, and when the time comes, it’s better to be prepared with a good neat presentation and the accompanying story than read text from slides, or, what’s worse, mumble words hoping to end it all fast as can be. If the last words strike a chord with you, then the book Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations by Dan Roam may be just for you. Continue reading
The world of technical communication is closely intertwined with the advancements in technologies and ways of doing business. The dynamism of the Information Developer profession presupposes that your ability to initiate and embrace the change will greatly help you in achieving a truly innovative approach to your work. This thought prompted me to do a little investigation on technical writing trends of 2018 to familiarize myself with the state of affairs in the industry. After all, forewarned is forearmed, right? Continue reading
Today’s innovations in the field of computer-generated environment make it possible to experience an exciting journey to the world of other reality with as little as one device. After all, the aphorism “Less is more” goes far beyond the sphere of architecture, where it was initially used. Let’s explore the emerging technologies of virtual, augmented, and mixed realities, and see what can be the use of them in technical communication.
Famous designer Yves Saint Laurent once said: “Trends come and go, but style is eternal”. Although the quote is exclusively about fashion, I cannot but extrapolate it to the world of user experience.
We spend at work most of our time, and it happens, as a matter of fact, that professional habits penetrate deeply into our personal life. Accountants are usually exceptionally careful and vigilant with their own finances; lawyers can use their skills and knowledge of law in arguments with annoying neighbors; doctors constantly give pieces of advice about treating all kinds of health conditions to their family, friends and acquaintances. On the one hand, such professional attitude appears to be natural, but on the other hand, it just makes people feel slightly uncomfortable.
Imagine you’ve got the coolest camera in the world for your birthday. What are your first steps before using it, except for immediately subscribing to a photography course? That’s right, looking through a user manual to get at least a gist of how to use it to its fullest potential.