In a modern digitalized world, there is no need to write long messages to express feelings or intentions. With one click, people show emotions and actions – just by using emojis. These cute small symbols make text brighter, and we use them every single day. But do you know what history stands behind these funny pictures and how they can be used even in technical communication?
Was it worth 2 flights and 2 train rides just to get there? Yes.
Did I feel light-headed from all the modern technologies for content handling? Yes.
Has my brain been reloaded? Many times yes.
I really am still speechless from all the interesting stuff going on in content world.
What’s even more exciting is that you don’t only listen about it, but can try it yourself. Oh OK, no more spoilers.
Just make sure you book your ticket for the next year! See you there!
ELEKS InfoDevs have been attending the soap! conference for the 4th year in a row. This time, the theme was Problem Solving, and the speakers shared their stories of all kinds of problems they face.
I would like to single out four areas that usually bring a headache and make us seek for a way out.
This year I had a marvelous opportunity to attend the Evolution of TC conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is an annual international event for all technical communicators with a focus on innovations in software documentation. Being a place for technical writers, information developers, translators, and everyone who is interested in technical communication, it gives an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas, learn new tendencies and trends, as well as grow network. Continue reading
Technical writers are first of all writers. They are constantly searching for the Castalian Spring trying to fill the Grail of their thirsty mind and soul with the wine of inspiration. That is the gift and that is the curse of the creative people. Sometimes the routine tasks, lack of support, or the technical and communication gaps demotivate the technical writers, and they start wandering around looking for the silver lining. I experienced the fall of enthusiasm but I found the right path to the Muses. It was a long road to Sofia, Bulgaria, where the ETC conference returned me my faith in TechComm.
Check how great ETC was: Evolution of TC
How did the 2-days event inspire me like a million of motivating books? Follow me in my stirring travel and get your portion of ETC: encouragement, talent, and creativity! Continue reading
As a true information developer, I adore researching and analyzing stuff. And, as a true millennial kid, I can’t imagine myself without social media. So, I decided to bring my two passions together and review mobile help systems of my favorite apps on iPhone 6s (iOS 10.3.2). Meet Instagram v.10.22 and Snapchat v.10.9.1. Continue reading
Most of our clients’ needs have gone way beyond traditional single-sourcing scheme: write once, generate different outputs in different formats. Don’t get me wrong, we still are the proud owners of User Manuals and Help Systems. But.
Meeting the business demands, the companies have developed an internet of systems that require sophisticated and strategic information management from us, information professionals: CRM, Feedback Management, Support Center, Help Systems, Knowledge Base, embedded user assistance, and packages of miscellaneous documentation.
That’s the reality, but what’s next? The amount of the information is exciting, and some experts envisage that the excitement will turn into shock pretty soon.
The article written by Ray Gallon and Andy McDonald lets you visualize the information management and helps stay prepared.
Meet and greet – age of molecular information is here?