UX Design Essentials in Seattle

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

Everett McKay is holding his next UX Design Essentials at the Hyatt House in Redmond on April 28 – 30. This 3-day course presents the essential tools, techniques, and principles that software professionals—developers and managers especially—need to design UIs that are intuitive, simple, and delightful. Everett was one of the speakers at the WritersUA West event in Palm Springs. For a course description and registration, please...

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New Date for Mobile UA Online Seminar

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

Developing User Assistance for a Mobile World Online Workshop • April 23 • 9am – 12:00pm Pacific Time Information and Registration This half-day, online workshop is designed to provide an introduction to key topics and also to foster discussion on the best ways to design UA for this new paradigm. As the mobile market continues to expand, this is becoming the next frontier for user assistance...

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Content Authoring for Mobile and Structured Authoring/DITA – Bellevue College

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Announcements, In-person College Course | 0 comments

Joe Welinske will be teaching these two courses at Bellevue College on Saturday, April 5: Content Authoring for Mobile and Small-screen Devices This course is designed for students seeking an introduction to writing for mobile and small-screen devices like smartphones and tablets. It is primarily of interest to technical communicators and other professionals tasked with creating information to be delivered on those types of devices. Structured...

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STC Mid-Atlantic Conference Approaches

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

You are invited to attend the 2014 Society for Technical Communication (STC) Mid-Atlantic Conference on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 8:30 to 4:30. The conference will open with a keynote titled, Flexible Content and Responsive Design, by STC President, Nicky Bleiel. This will be followed by three tracks of sessions from leading members of the techcomm community, including STC Directors at Large, Bernard Aschwanden and Ben Woelk, Ellen Buttolph,...

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New Mobile UA Online Seminar

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

Developing User Assistance for a Mobile World Online Workshop • March 13 • 9am – 12:00pm Pacific Time Information and Registration This half-day, online workshop is designed to provide an introduction to key topics and also to foster discussion on the best ways to design UA for this new paradigm. As the mobile market continues to expand, this is becoming the next frontier for user assistance...

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2014 UA Tools Survey in Progress

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Announcements | 1 comment

The 2014 User Assistance Tools Survey is now in progress. If you specialize in the area of software user assistance, please take a few moments to contribute. You can answer as much or as little of the survey as you choose. This is the only page. As always, the results will be publicly posted on this very same web site for your free reference. Thank you for participating in the User Assistance Tools...

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Skills and Technologies Survey 2014

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Surveys | 1 comment

Skills • Technologies • Platforms • Survey Home To All User Assistance Developers, There is no question that the software development world offers a lot of excitement and challenging work. In the area of software user assistance we are particularly challenged by having to master a wide range of disciplines. From foundation skills like writing and editing—to the coding of content—to usability testing and user interface design, we find...

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