November 2016

Information Energy Track at the tcworld conference 2016: "Documentation is an obsolete term"

The rise of smart products, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are greatly changing the scope of technical documentation. These systems render static user information obsolete. Instead they require dynamic, modular and constantly updated information that can be compiled and displayed in a customized and contextualized manner. "Information 4.0" was a hot topic at this year’s tcworld...read more...

November 2016 | By Ray Gallon and Andy McDonald 

Content sensing and Information 4.0

Context sensing provides us with the means to produce highly personalized information that is geared towards the user’s needs on a minute-by-minute basis. So are we ready to become creators of Information 4.0?read more...

November 2016 | By Fabrice Lacroix 

Writing for the 21st century

Industry 4.0 and new technologies such as intelligent agents or Augmented Reality are bringing a new user experience and transforming customer support. Their coming of age forces us to think about how we produce technical documentation to make the most of this revolution.read more...

November 2016 | By Carl Carlheim-Gyllensköld and Johan Elisson 

From product information to product communication

In times of user forums and service portals, user information is no longer a one-way street. But while many manufacturers still ignore – or even fear – user-driven information, we should think of ways to tap into this great pool of knowledge that users give away freely. read more...

November 2016 | By Marie Girard 

A five-step content strategy for Industry 4.0

Content is everywhere. It sits in your pocket or on the screen of your mobile phone. It pops up from a search when you want to find out what something is or how it works. It might already be part of your watch telling you that it's time to exercise. With the advent of Industry 4.0, it will find its way into your fridge, or even onto a nanochip underneath your skin.read more...

September 2016 | By Nolwenn Kerzreho and Joe Gollner 

Playing your way to better content management and collaboration

From subject matter experts to content creators, project managers and even translation and localization experts, content management projects involve a lot of people, rendering these projects complex and challenging. The classic game of Snakes & Ladders – adapted to the world of content management – provides a playful tool for people to come together and discuss pathways to a successful...read more...

June 2016 | By Jang Graat 

Reviewing the review process

How "live XML documents" revolutionize a rusty, ancient paradigm.  read more...