September 24, 2015, Webinar: An Aggressive Approach to Concise Writing, with Joe Welinske

Note: If you missed the webinar, you can access it here. The password for the session is stcsilicon0924.

Joe Welinske will present a webinar to our chapter on this concise writing. The webinar will be held at noon on Thursday, September 24. This webinar does not replace our monthly chapter meeting but rather is an additional educational opportunity if you’re interested.

An Aggressive Approach to Concise Writing

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.

About Joe Welinske

Joe WelinskeJoe 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.

Webinar Details

Date: September 24
Time: Noon
Cost: Free


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Additional Events by Joe Welinske and WritersUA

You may be interested in these additional events from Joe and WritersUA:

Mobile User Assistance Survey in Progress
The first annual Mobile User Assistance 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. Take the survey.

Mobile User Assistance Webinar Series – Aug 19
The popular three-part series on user assistance for mobile apps is back. Wednesday, August 19th is the date for all three. Each webinar includes a recording of the audio and slides. This is a great chance to get up to speed on all aspects of mobile UA. Learn more here.

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. Learn more here.

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