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Content Strategy at Work, April 19, 2012

Content is king… and the new kingmaker… and your message needs to align with your model and metrics and other mumbo jumbo, right? Whether you’re slogging through theory or buzzwords, there’s no denying content strategy is coming of age. But what’s in it for you? And if you’re not a content strategist, why should you […]

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Happy Hour Cruise, June 28, 2012

6/28/12: UPDATE- CRUISE CANCELLED TODAY Between the weather and a rash of last-minute cancellations, the board has decided to reschedule today’s STC-WI cruise. We expect to try again sometime in July, and will be in touch with you in the next few days, when we have a new date scheduled. We are sorry for the […]

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Content Development Tools: March 13, 2012

Get more than two technical communicators in a room and the conversation eventually turns to tools. So, join us at this meeting as we talk about and demonstrate tools in a lively progression. Captivate at RedPrairie Lots of e-development software packages promise you can jump right in and build interactive e-learning in a matter of […]

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You Need it WHEN?: Time-tracking and Estimating Documentation Projects, February 8, 2012

Whether you’re managing a team of technical communicators or just yourself, it’s critical to accurately estimate the amount of time a project will take. This seems pretty obvious but the truth is, most technical communicators chronically underestimate the time needed and end up scrambling to finish at the last minute, or worse–miss deadlines. Last-minute scrambling […]

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HTML5 Workshop, April 14, 2012

HTML is the core language of the World Wide Web. Along with our friends at mkeUX, we are pleased to present this HTML5 workshop to explore the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language that was recently released with new features and elements. Hima Chalasani leads this workshop intended for Technical Communicators interested in programming with […]

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Content Stings, Zings, and Flings: January 17, 2012

With a technical communication team, moving documentation into a content management system involves activities like building a business case, creating a project plan, and managing a pilot project. It also requires developing a content strategy, and with content strategy comes change—change that affects people, processes, and technology. For some people, change is exciting. For others, […]

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11/17 Webinar: Refining the Content Lifecycle with Rahel Anne Balie

Thursday, 17 November, 3:00-4:00 PM Guests must arrive by 2:45 to allow time to register with a photo ID. FIS at Woodland Prime W126 N7449 Flint Drive Menomonee Falls WI 53051 Members: $5 Not Yet Members: $8 Student Member: Free Preregister: Linda.verwey@fisglobal.com Overview Recognition that content has a lifecycle that is not linear, but iterative, […]

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User Experience, October 12, 2011

User Experience. You’ve likely heard of it, but to the uninitiated, it can seem like a very scary, many-tentacled beast: Usability testing Information architecture Interaction design] Content strategy The list goes on. But all sub-category buzzwords aside, User Experience involves learning about the behaviors, preferences, and expectations of the people who will use digital products. […]

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Storyboarding, November 8, 2011

Need to get a lot of information communicated in an uncomplicated, but robust way? One of the fastest, most universally understandable and information-rich ways of telling a technical [or UX] story is with a storyboard. This is true whether that story is field research, application work flows, or how people use your website. Throughout history, […]

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Development Techniques for User Interface Text and Web-based Content in SmartPhone Applications: Workshop, November 19, 2011

You can help your mobile team improve your apps by understanding the basics of mobile application creation. This session will cover iPhone/iPad and Android but can be generalized to other mobile platforms. This session is technical in nature but does not require any experience with programming. The first area of exploration is with user interface […]

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