Designing Image-Driven Documentation



October 7, 2020 - 1:00 PM


October 7, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Designing Image-Driven Documentation

Wednesday, 7 October 2020 – 1:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

How many words is a picture really worth? Transforming written processes into illustrated steps can make your procedure more approachable to a non-technical audience and non-native speakers, as well as providing cost savings for translations. This webinar will explore the theory behind image-driven documentation, including what constitutes a step, what can be illustrated, what must be presented with words, and considerations for using symbols. Sandra will discuss how to use topic-based authoring to organize steps, how to use images and drawing software to create visual steps for procedures, how to plan and design the templates you’ll need to standardize your images and procedures, and how to produce a final document.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Assess their document for suitability to image-driven design
  • Evaluate their content for transition from text to image
  • Use software tools to create effective illustrated steps

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