[Event] Call for participation: STC Summit, Dallas, 2-5 May 2010
1 Sep 2009 - 3:34pm
There's been some recent discussion about how to design online help. Did you
know that there's a whole professional society, the Society for Technical
Communication, that's all about writing help (specifically) and helping
users (generally) and designing user experiences?
If you're working in user experience, usability, accessibility, or technical
communication in general: please think about coming to the STC Summit next
year in Dallas, 2-5 May 2010.
I'm manager of the Usability and Accessibility track, and I'm looking for
proposals that will really stretch us. What fantastic new techniques and
ideas are you burning to tell us about? What have you learned over the last
year or so that you'd like to share?
My aim is to get proposals in two specific areas:
- "Getting started" will be for technical communicators who are new to
usability or accessibility and who want to know how to... get started! (you
were ahead of me). What can you do with little or no budget, maybe no
knowledge, but a lot of enthusiasm? You might be an experienced person
yourself or you might have just got started yourself: share your experiences
and what you wish someone else had told you.
- "Advanced" will be aimed at the leaders of our profession. You can expect
people coming to your Advanced session to have many years' experience - but
they also want to be challenged, to learn new things, and to hear about your
successes and lessons learned.
Please feel welcome to bounce ideas around, either here or offline to me. Or
just go for it and put those proposals in. I'm looking forward to a great