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Helena Maier

Helena Maier is an employee at tcworld and is organizing and editing the content in this blog. She likes the combination of creative process and logic thinking and will keep her ears open to current topics.
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Not Just for Laughs: Putting Animated GIFs to Work for Technical Communication

If the official documentation is an intimidating (dare I say boring) wall of text, they are likely to dismiss it and look elsewhere. While videos have become a bigger piece of the content pie for many technical communication teams, the added complexity of audio production and streaming video hosting can be a limiting factor in their use.

One lightweight option worth adding to your multimedia toolbox is a technology that dates back to the dawn of the Digital Age – the animated GIF.

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“Educate yourself, take it seriously, and be proud of what you do!”

Today we have talked with Ulrika Månsson. She is a Language Engineer and CAT Tool Specialist at a Sweden language service provider. Earlier she accomplished a technical writer training and worked as a translator and language teacher…

In our series, people from different age and professional groups introduce us to their IT jobs. Beginners, students or people with quite long working experience share their motivation and recommendations, confirming prejudices or invalidating them.

 

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Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Your Events

No matter what form of event you decide upon – if you prepare well, you will benefit more from it. Preparation does not end with registration and booking your trip. There is a lot more that you can do in the days before, during and after participation to get more out of your events.

Here are some tips and advices you can download as a PDF file.

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Virtual Reality as the Next Frontier in Design Tools

A lot of the industry has already adopted VR as a design platform for their projects. The purpose often remains the same: to review a project before committing resources to it. Let´s take a look on these 3 clips with Awane Jones:

  • HTC Vive – VR Interior Design Experience
  • VR & The Future of Car Design
  • The Lab at Google Cultural Institute

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AI and Content

Can Computer Create Content?

Computers help people create film trailers, musical compositions, and even write news articles. We should ask these three questions:

  • However, can Artificial Intelligence (AI), as it is called, be truly creative by finding and publishing new content?
  • What can we expect from computers when writing texts?
  • Will creative computing eventually replace creators?

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