How to Create and Deliver Intelligent Information

Can Documentation be Agile? A Field Report

Marion Knebel

In software development, the keyword agile is at least as popular as DITA in technical writing. This is no surprise. Both agile and DITA focus on modularization and the requirements of the users. In this article, we discuss how agile documentation works in practice, recommend tools that support the agile processes and point out the challenges for technical writers.

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Education and Information 4.0

Ray Gallon

If a child grows up with Augmented Reality (AR) all around, what notion will that child have about what is “real”?
In a world where fake news abounds, and is easy to produce, what can we do to know which news sources we can trust?

Information specialists have a potentially important role in developing how society responds to these questions, and how we educate ourselves to live well amongst them …

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Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots in Technical Communication – A Primer

Ellis Pratt

It seems likely that artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-driven chatbots will play a key role in helping users in the future. So what does this mean for technical communicators and for User Assistance? In this article Ellis Pratt gives an insight into:

  1. What are Chatbots?
  2. Making a Chatbot
  3. What Does This Mean for Technical Communicators and for User Assistance?

If you want to download this article free as PDF click here.

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What is Contextualization all About & Why is it so Important in Information 4.0?

Andy McDonald 

Contextual help is a term that has been around for a long time, but until now it means little more than being able to deliver a block of information based on position to everyone, regardless of the task each is doing. While this is a laudable approach, it is far from the notion of contextualisation we would like to see emerge around Information 4.0.

About the meaning of contextualization in Information 4.0, content prediction and mapping knowledge & experience …

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Vlog: Multimedia in User Assistance

Axel Luther

This Video-Blog (vlog) is the first in a series of vlogs on the topic Multimedia Production in User Assistance. At SAP, UA teams are producing more and more multimedia content and with this  vlog serie we want to share our experience and and provide some recommendations.

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Do the Rules of Platform Control our Lives?

Johannes Mikkonen

The way people come together, communicate, and create value is changing. Thesis: In the foreseeable future, all of our interactions with strangers will be facilitated by global digital platforms. Are we losing or gaining power as individuals and as societies as everything is becoming a platform?

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