The Many Uses of Video in Technical Communication

Speakers

Matthew Pierce
Customer Support Manager, TechSmith Corporation

Start

March 29, 2017 - 12:00 AM

End

March 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Many Uses of Video in Technical Communication

Video continues to have an expanding role for Technical Communicators, but it can go beyond just capturing a screen to provide additional process documentation. It can actually be used in many different parts of the documentation process, everything from capturing Subject Matter Experts knowledge (SME) to providing more thorough and in-depth reviews of projects, providing on-the-cheap usability testing, and much more.

In this session, we’ll review many of the different ways video can enhance and supplement current technical communications. In addition to the types of videos technical communicators can use and create, we’ll talk about some of the strengths and draw backs to using video in these instances.

Video isn’t out of our reach, and it is a powerful medium that can be a strong partner with other mediums used in tech comm roles. Its ability to bring to life multiple steps, and to provide an authentic and authoritative voice makes it a tool that everyone in the Tech Comm should become familiar with and look at how it can help them add value to their role and organization.

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