Writing concisely is one of the fundamental skills central to any mobile user assistance. The minimal screen real estate can’t support large amounts of text and graphics without extensive gesturing by the users. Using small font sizes just makes the information unreadable unless the user pinches and stretches the text.
Even outside of the mobile space, your ability to streamline your content improves the likelihood it will be effectively consumed by your target audience.
This session offers a number of examples and techniques for reducing the footprint of your prose while maintaining a quality message. The examples used are in the context of mobile UA but can be applied to any technical writing situation.
Tuesday, September 29
7:00-8:00pm Eastern time
A webinar. The presenter, Joe Welinske, will email you conference dial-in information ahead of time. The conference will be hosted on GotoMeeting.
About the Presenter
Joe Welinske specializes in helping your software development effort through crafted communication. The best user experience features quality words and images in the user interface. The UX of a robust product is also enhanced through comprehensive user assistance. This includes Help, wizards, FAQs, videos and much more. For over twenty-five years, Joe has been providing training, contracting, and consulting services for the software industry. Joe recently published the book, Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps. He also teaches courses for Bellevue College, the University of California, and the University of Washington. Joe is an Associate Fellow of STC.
Other Items of Interest from Joe
WritersUA Central – October 20-21, 2015 – Chicago
Whether you are supporting consumer software, enterprise or government systems, or mobile apps, the WritersUA event is a great opportunity to learn and network with your peers.
Two days of educational sessions, networking, and socializing. All the event details are on the conference web site. Registration is open.
User Assistance Tools Survey in Progress
The annual User Assistance Tools Survey is now in progress.
The survey is designed to give you information drawn specifically from the user assistance community. Please consider contributing your experiences. Results will be publicly available on the WritersUA site.
ConveyUX – February 9-11, 2016 – Seattle
If you are interested in bridging technical communication with the field of user experience, ConveyUX is a great opportunity. This annual Seattle event features 3 days, 30 speakers, and over 40 great sessions about usability testing, interaction design, and content strategy.