June 2017

June 2017 | By Nicky Bleiel 

Three collaboration tools for technical communicators

Are you working in a distributed documentation team? Then consider these software solutions that will make your job easier and facilitate teamwork.read more...

June 2017 | By Natalia Lincoln 

The Language of Technical Communication, ed. Ray Gallon

Although technical communication is well-suited to those with a comprehensive knowledge of many subjects, the rate at which information doubles by now can race past even the most encyclopedic of minds. read more...

June 2017 | By Rebecca Ray 

Get ready for multilingual wearables!

Approximately 325 million wearable devices are connected to the Internet, with more added every day. While the iPhone and Android platforms were designed as multilingual from the start, that isn't always the case for wearables. This gives localization teams the opportunity to offer their multilingual expertise early in the design and development phases for these products.read more...

June 2017 | By Konstantin Dranch 

What Big Data can tell us about the translation industry

The rapid adoption of cloud-based translation tools, which aggregate usage statistics across thousands of organizations and translators, is producing Big Data for the translation industry. With the help of this Big Data, we can benchmark productivity, identify industry trends, and train machine intelligence. read more...

May 2017 | By Leah Guren 

Facts and ethics in a post-truth era

There is an old Chinese saying that translates as, "May you live in interesting times." While you may think this is a nice thing to wish someone, it actually is a curse, because interesting in this context means chaos and unrest. We are, indeed, living in some interesting times. read more...

May 2017 | By Alberto Ferreira 

Rebooting with bots: The future of (assisted) technical documentation

In recent years, bots have come a long way and many organizations are successfully using them to assist customers. But how will they change the landscape of technical communication?read more...

May 2017 | Text by Ray Gallon, Neus Lorenzo and Michael Josefowicz 

Of humans and robots – Communication challenges in Industry 4.0

We have long succumbed to the fact that Artificial Intelligent (AI) beats our humble human brains at many kinds of activities – not just in a game of online chess. But we’re still in control, right? While we cannot fight the rise of AI, we need to learn to communicate and interact with our hyper-digital, interconnected environment in a way that goes well beyond human interactions.read more...