Gamification: The Stakes for Content Design [guest blog]

August 23, 2013 @ 12:18 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Regular webinar guest Neus Lorenzo provides us with a highly thought provoking guest blog on how gamification can be applied to content design. Read closely to capture every nuance of Neus’s unique world view and strikingly original examples. A kitten, a ball and a beach … A kitten chasing a ball of yarn; a beach read more…

CMS Connector between FM11 and CQ 5.5 now available. And it is open source!

August 12, 2013 @ 9:26 AM, By Vikram Verma

Dear Framers, We are happy to announce the availability of CMS connector between FM 11 and CQ 5.5. If you recall, in September 2012, we had released a sample CQ connector with FrameMaker 11, for which Kapil blogged here. The sample connector was based on the new CMS Connector Framework and was open source so read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 7: Leadership in TechComm, Teaching TechComm & Copy vs. Content

August 1, 2013 @ 12:03 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from how leadership can be achieved within a TechComm Group, important ingredients required in teaching TechComm and what is the difference between editorial “copy” and intelligent, searchable content.   Neil Perlin: Merging of Mobile read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 6: The Hairball of Content & Write Shorter Sentences

July 26, 2013 @ 9:51 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from why TechComm students should learn HTML5, how to unravel the “hairball of content” to why it is so important to just writer shorter sentences.   Ray Gallon: Untangling the Hairball of Content “There read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 6: Think Global, Reclaim Content Strategy & FrameMaker Saves the Day

July 22, 2013 @ 12:33 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from why “tech writers” should reclaim content strategy, why we should focus on business issues, and how important it is to think globally.   Rahel Baile: Reclaiming Content Strategy Rahel Baile reminds of something read more…

Adobe Tech Comm “Content Strategy and Tools Survey” launched!

July 15, 2013 @ 6:21 PM, By kverma

Hello Tech Comm Professionals, Hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer (if you are in the northern hemisphere) OR hatching plans to escape the cold (if you are in the southern hemisphere)!¬†On our side, it certainly has been a busy first half of the year for us at Adobe. We have traveled to read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 3: content modeling, problem solvers and “Word Up!”

July 8, 2013 @ 2:40 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from “content modeling” to how to rebrand yourself as a “problem solver” rather than just a “technical writer.”   Jack Molisani: Seek Out Problems and Solve Them LavaCon’s Jack Molisani provides a thought-provoking view read more…

London calling: Congility conference 2013

July 1, 2013 @ 7:10 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In yet another guest blog, Adobe partner Jang Graat gives excellent coverage of last week’s Congility conference on the outskirts of London. Variety of themes and issues at Congility conference After the 2-week tekom roadshow I had one week off and then packed my bags again to hit the road for Adobe. This time it read more…

Towards an Agile authoring methodology: learning from the Lean methodology

June 26, 2013 @ 9:27 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Agile development is a way of managing IT development teams and projects that was introduced around 2001. It is a set of principles that aims to result in more successful projects by breaking a project down into a series of incremental and iterative stages. As Agile has become increasingly popular, technical communicators have needed to read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 2: voice recognition, survey results and for whom do you write?

June 24, 2013 @ 8:49 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the secondin our series of video interviews with key thought leaders and bright attendees at the STC Annual Summit in Atlanta. Adobe installed cameras, lights and had the “Content Wrangler” himself to help gather some of the most interesting thought leaders present. We have 40 interviews to share, and will continue to roll read more…

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