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    • Content Strategy & Experience
      We will look at what content strategy actually is, how content strategy applies in a range of content environments, why to consider incorporating content strategy into your technical communication work processes, and where you can use content strategy to bridge silos. As part of the discussion, we will also delve into content operations, the logical outcome of a content strategy, and how reframing the practice may affect adoption, especially in Agile environments.
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    • 1 year, 1 month ago

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    • Future of Techcomm
      The future of technical communication. It’s a big topic. One that conjures up images of crystal balls and gypsy fortune tellers. But the future isn’t written in a secret language that only clairvoyants can understand. Our future, the future of technical communication, is being written all around us, in a language we can understand: Our own. –Scott Abel
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    • 1 year, 2 months ago

      Ben Woelk

    • Content and Design: How are They Related?
      The word "design" has many meanings. You've probably heard the new buzzwords, design thinking. What does that mean? Does it differ from user-centered design? What about information design, interaction design, graphic design? I like to think of it as Big D and Little d. Big D = design as the overall process of creating the product that works for the organization and the audience. Little d = the principles and guidelines for each aspect of design (for example, the Gestalt principles for information design; the cognitive psychology guidelines for interaction design). Over the four weeks of this Roundtable, we'll discuss how both Big D and several types of Little d relate to content.
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    • 3 months, 1 week ago

      Janice Redish

    • Content Design and Development for Machine Delivery
      Is your content ready to be parsed by machines? Are YOU ready to design machine-readable content that can be delivered in the context of your users? Are you ready for Artificial Intelligence? In this month’s roundtable, we look at a few key topics to raise your (natural) intelligence level around designing content for emerging technologies.
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    • 11 months, 1 week ago

      cventura

    • Content Engineering
      Technical communications experts have a major headstart in the race to build the future. Personalization depends on structured content meeting real-time customer context. Delivering integrated experiences across various native content sets is directly derived from the practice of Content Engineering. Utilizing standard content and semantic structures allows content portability. Not only is the engineering of intelligent content the key to ICX, but it is also the only sustainable way to effectively, efficiently, and productively scale authoring and publishing operations. Learn more about the practice of content engineering from one of the leaders of this emerging field.
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    • 6 months, 3 weeks ago

      webmaster@stc.org

    • Content Measurement + Intelligence
      Does the content we make, make a difference? We all face that question, in one form or another, sooner or later. The good news is we can answer that question faster, easier, and with more confidence now than ever before. The catch? Measuring content requires time and effort up front to set up a system—a system called content intelligence. This curated series will help you start and use such a system to measure your content’s impact to inform content decisions and to show its value.
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    • 10 months ago

      cventura

    • Information 4.0: Inventing the Future
      How do we design and deliver information in a hybrid world of human-machine interaction? The Fourth Industrial Revolution (aka Industry 4.0) presents challenges to everyone, and most especially to information specialists. For the first time in history, machines are making decisions that affect humans without human intervention. It is characterised by the spread of connected, autonomous objects (Internet of Things), driven by Artificial Intelligence, with Big Data behind it to train and inform the various algorithms. What is the place of information in this revolution, and what does it mean for practitioners?
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    • 5 months, 2 weeks ago

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    • Leadership and Teams
      Across industries, the ways we work are changing. The digital transformation of workplaces, the rise of Generation Z, and an increasingly competitive marketplace with more complex products and services are combining to make collaboration and cross-functional teamwork both more necessary and prevalent. How are these trends impacting tech comm, which has always been, inherently, a highly collaborative enterprise? As individuals, how do we need to adapt to maximize our influence as work becomes more collaborative? During the month of June, we’ll look at different modes of working together from both an organizational and an individual perspective.
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    • 11 months, 3 weeks ago

      cventura

    • Learning Experience Design
      Looking for ways to innovate your instructional design approaches? Ready to design, develop, deliver, and manage more learner-focused training and teaching solutions? Join us as we explore the emerging field of Learning Experience Design (LX) – a holistic approach to designing, developing, and delivering learner-focused solutions. LX design weaves together methods and approaches from instructional design, user experience design, visual design, service design, and Design Thinking. This curated series will showcase innovations in the learning space, and share tools and templates that you can use to shape any design practice.
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    • 8 months ago

      cventura

    • Modern Technical Communication Workflows
      During this month’s STC Roundtable, we will consider how organizations are managing phases of the content lifecycle, so that you might consider other’s approaches to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your documentation-related workflows. Join us as we explore how organizations take different approaches not only to content authoring, but also to initiating documentation projects; working with SMEs; defining the revision/approval process; managing document revisions; publishing; tracking documentation issues; and translating technical content.
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    • 3 months, 2 weeks ago

      Phylise Banner

    • Professional Development
      In a hyper-competitive business world where companies are doing less with more, the importance of professional development is increasing exponentially. Being marketable for a new job, and yes, even the job you’re currently in, requires continual learning and up-to-date skills. And despite how things might have worked in the past, you are the one responsible for cultivating your strengths, filling your skills gaps, and building your competitive advantage. Ongoing professional development gets you there. This month, the STC Roundtable explores the benefits of professional development and specific methods for creating and executing a powerful career strategy.
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    • 1 year ago

      Alisa Bonsignore

    • Publishing in Research Journals
      This month we will focus on the process of publishing in research journals. We will discuss this process from the perspective of authors, while considering the expectations and responsibilities of journal editors and their manuscript reviewers. We will examine effective and ineffective practices in conducting research, preparing and submitting manuscripts, interacting with editors, and responding to comments from reviewers.
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    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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    • Round the World in Four Weeks: Translation, Localization and Globalization
      The localization industry grew out of the need to make technology products globally accessible. This month will be all about the implications of working with global audiences. My world, the professional translator’s world, is all about facilitating communication between people. Translation is not a commodity. In a global economy, the world becomes more integrated, but technology cannot successfully produce all of the communication humans need and want. Translators are a junction point. This month we will discuss from the basic – defining globalization vs. internationalization vs. localization – and the small – how to write for translation and localization – to the large – what machines are already doing for us and where we see the industry in 20 years.
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    • 8 months, 1 week ago

      Karen Tkaczyk

    • Surviving and Thriving While Working Remotely
      This month's Roundtable focuses on what that looks like, reviewing ways to set up a space, establish a schedule, connect with your coworkers, and get your work done in what is often a chaotic environment. We'll talk about the technologies that enable people to work remotely, and the interpersonal and communication skills that are required for people to do it well.
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    • 4 weeks ago

      webmaster@stc.org

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