February 2018

February 2018 | Text by Mathias Maul 

Love your silos!

Rigid silo structures, struggles over power and budgets, and an unwavering "we’ve-always-done-it-this-way"-mentality are all too common symptoms of communication barriers within an organization. The causes can often be attributed to the human factor: Everyone wants to contribute to success – if it weren’t for "the others".read more...

February 2018 | Text by Birgitta Geischberg 

Emotion amplifiers

Many readers find technical documentation boring and dull. But the motivation to deal with it can be boosted; perhaps even with character combinations that were invented 35 years ago.read more...

February 2018 | By Eva Reiterer 

Can we create happiness at work?

Happiness in the workplace helps engage staff, increase productivity, reduce errors, and even raise sales. Happiness is also infectious, which is why, by creating a better work environment, we might just contribute to a better, happier world. read more...

January 2018 | Text by Emre Akkaş 

Localizing VR: Why Cinderella can’t wear glass slippers in Vietnam

Since the dawn of globalization, we’ve been discussing the challenges of adapting products and information to new international markets. But designing authentic experiences in Virtual Reality environments provides localizers with a whole new ball game. One that doesn’t even leave a Disney heroine’s wardrobe unchanged. read more...

January 2018 | By John Yunker 

The new translation economy and how to succeed in it

The days in which "going global" simply meant launching a website are long gone. Organizations waiting for the world to speak their language are losing out – big time. So get busy speaking the world’s many languages.read more...

January 2018 | By Daniela Straub 

The technical communicator: sought internationally – but little-known

What does a compliance manager do? And how much are technical communicators paid? In the outside world, not much is known about tc and its many occupational profiles. But this is set to change, with tekom and its many volunteers embarking on numerous activities to change the awareness of this prosperous professional field.read more...

February 2017 | By Christian Lieske and Felix Sasaki 

Linked Data and Schema.org: Crossing the language chasm with terminological assets

Since 2011, the Schema.org initiative has set a standard for structured information. The technical communication community can already benefit and deliver valuable input for further progress.read more...