May 2016

May 2016 | By Christoph Jansen 

Management skills for technical writers

As the duties and tasks of technical writers are evolving, so are their positions within the organization. Writers are now taking on management tasks in interdisciplinary projects or in editing. How can they prepare themselves for these roles?read more...

May 2016 | By Birgitta Meex and Geert Brône 

Are PDFs a thing of the past?

How do users navigate through technical content in order to locate and process information? A study conducted by the University of Leuven in Antwerp sheds light on navigation behavior, user interests and motivation.  read more...

May 2016 | By Rhonda Truitt and Christine Perey 

The future of Augmented Reality in the workplace

Augmented Reality (AR) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are well on their way to revolutionizing not only the way we work, but also what we – as technical communicators – deliver to customers. Coupled with improved wearable devices for hands-free work, these technologies have the power to increase productivity, efficiency and work quality.read more...

May 2016 | By Giuseppe Scavo and Christine Perey 

The new frame of our enterprise information

With Augmented Reality, information is no longer restricted to a paper or screen. The focus of the future of information design will be on presenting information to users in context and using AR technologies. But what are its limitations and how can we exploit its opportunities?read more...

May 2016 | By Christine Perey 

Augmented Reality authoring tools for technical communicators

Although still a nascent field, there are over 30 purpose-built tools and platforms for authoring Augmented Reality (AR) experiences. Which tool is most suitable will depend on your existing authoring workflows and the use cases for which you aim to create AR support. Here is an overview of the options currently available.read more...

April 2016 | By Lutz Dieffenbach 

Technical illustrations: choosing the right perspective

Isometry, military projection or vanishing points – technical illustration knows various ways to project an object. Each of them is focused on revealing the object in the most natural view possible and to increase the users comprehension of the product. read more...

April 2016 | By Uwe Muegge 

A brief introduction to writing a post-editing guide

As post-editing of machine translation (PEMT) is no less trivial than human translation from scratch, it is generally a good idea to provide linguists engaged in this activity with guidance. Here are some practical tips to help you create your own post-editing guide.read more...