June 2018

June 2018 | Text by Silvia Doehnert 

Back to Uni with TCLoc - an insider report

After working in translation and localization for many years, Silvia Doehnert decided to hit the school bench once again. She completed the TCLoc Master's Program at the University of Strasbourg as well as the tekom certificate. Here is her report.read more...

June 2018

What airport wayfinding can teach TC practitioners

If you travel as much as I do, you probably spend many hours every year in airports. Some of that time is needed for ticketing, check-in, getting through security, and finding the correct gate. But often, you are still left with a long, boring waiting time. read more...

June 2018 | Text by Robert Meyer 

One word, one meaning

Think using a controlled language is too complicated, not suited for your market or simply too “controlling”? Think again. The S100D and the ASD STE-100 are two free standards for Simplified Technical English that could help you produce more user-friendly documents with no new software needed. read more...

June 2018 | Text by Bhushan Jahagirdar 

Understanding blockchain technology

"Blockchain" has become a popular term in recent years, particularly in technical industries. But what is the concept behind it and what are its applications? And could it transform the way that information is developed and managed?read more...

May 2018 | Text by Nithya Krishnan 

Write to design

A good user interface is usually associated with visually appealing elements such as colors and buttons. But it is words that truly deliver your message. "UX writing" not only improves your copy, it helps you to develop user interfaces with a catching, narrative design. read more...

May 2018 | Text by Arjen van den Akker 

Technical product information impacts brand perception

Technical product documentation has always been an important component of a company’s sales offerings, but in recent years it has started to play a much larger role in the overall customer purchase experience. A survey conducted by SDL highlights where in the customer journey technical documentation offers valuable touchpoints. read more...

May 2018 | Text by Jacqueline White 

Interculturalism within the tech-sector: Successful integration of Asian satellite offices

Offshore offices – particularly in Asian countries – are a common and often essential part of many Western organizations. Cultural differences between home and satellite offices might be subtle; however, for successful collaboration and a prosperous work climate, a good understanding of these differences is vital. So how can companies bridge the cultural gap? read more...