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Not Just for Laughs: Putting Animated GIFs to Work for Technical Communication

Daniel Foster

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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Virtual Reality as the Next Frontier in Design Tools

Awane Jones

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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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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Show Your Colors in Documentation

Helena Maier

Not long ago, all technical documents were designed in black and white. Color printing was simply too expensive. Until today, color has been seen more as an image issue than a truly necessary tool. However, colors are important in pointing out differences and supporting the identification of components…

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