October 2014

October 2014 | By Andreas Guenter 

Mind (the) trap!

How do we think? What traps does our brain set for us? Moreover, what does this mean for our workday? Neurobiology and cognitive psychology provide surprising insights into a system that does not really function as rationally as we would like to think.read more...

October 2014 | By Heidrun Wehmeyer and Jutta Witzel 

Appreciate and motivate

Studies by pollsters and neurobiologists emphasize a greater binding with the company and more creative performance, when a manager appreciates his employees. The attitude of a manager and how he communicates are crucial.read more...

October 2014 | By Martin Volk, Anne Göhring and Rihards Kalniņš 

Exploring the inner life of SMT Systems

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a machine translation system looks like? Or considered what it would be like to crack open a system and examine its internal components? We’ve all dreamed of shrinking down to a few millimeters and exploring the insides of household appliances – or, better yet, the internal systems of the human body. But what would we find if we gazed down at the inner...read more...

October 2014 | By Ellis Pratt 

The changing nature of content

Technology has changed enormously over the last 70 years. But have technical communication standards kept up sufficiently to reflect these changes? It appears that some of the most successful software companies are breaking generally accepted best practice in technical writing – a trend that clearly should get us thinking. read more...

October 2014 | By Leah Guren 

Creating effective labels

When people talk about TC deliverables, they usually mean product manuals, user guides, online Help, tutorials, and other types of documents. We forget about a very important type of content information that is actually part of the product itself: namely, labels. read more...