April Workshop: Multi-Screen Authoring and User Assistance

Join us for a joint event with the Houston Usability Professional Association (UXPA) group. During this workshop, Joe Welinske will introduce the concept of responsive design, multiscreen authoring, and user assistance for technical communicators. It will include demonstrations of how to craft your content to support varying screen dimensions and user interaction types like touch and hand gestures. Joe will also talk about writing content that can adapt to different device types. These techniques can be used with any type of content and a variety of authoring tools. This workshop will include two 90-minute sessions:

Multi-screen Content Authoring
Joe Welinske will introduce the concept of responsive design and multiscreen authoring for technical communicators. It will include demonstrations of how to craft your content to support varying screen dimensions and user interaction types like touch and hand gestures. Joe will also talk about writing content that can adapt to different device types. These techniques can be used with any type of content and a variety of authoring tools.
Introduction to Mobile User Assistance
Smartphones have sparked a huge, new software segment – the mobile app. They have also changed how traditional desktop software is being designed and developed. This is becoming the next frontier for user assistance professionals. This presentation is designed to provide an introduction to key topics and also to foster discussion on the best ways to design UA for this new paradigm.

Where and When

April 12, 2014 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at STARTHouston. The address is 1121 Delano Street, Houston, TX 77003.

Registration

To register for this workshop, use the following PayPal button. The registration fee is $25.00 and payment must be received by April 11, 2014. If you would like to make other arrangements for payment, please contact the STC Houston president.

Speaker Bio

Joe Welinske photoJoe 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.