Category Archives: 4. Content creation

Step 4: How to Create Intelligent Information

Information products in 7 steps
Step 4: Content creation

<< Step 1: Contextanalysis | Step 2: Planning | Step 3: Concept development
>> Step 5: Media production | Step 6: Information delivery | Step 7: Observation of the information product


In the content creation process phase, the contents are created first before the actual information product. The results of the previous planning process phase are an essential prerequisite for content creation. The results of the concept development process phase must be taken into account when creating content. The content creation process phase includes all the tasks that are necessary in order to determine, capture and store the information. This involves contents such as text, graphics, tables, safety notes, animations, films, audio or sensory content.

The content creation process phase also includes integrating existing or supplied contents, Quality Assurance and localization and/or translation. Separation of content from output media has become the rule thanks to the possibilities offered by new technologies. Contents that are created media-neutrally can be used for various output media. The result of content creation is converted into an information product in the subsequent media production, publication and distribution process phases and it is provided for the user.

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