For some time now, text, images and video have no longer been the exclusive means of delivering information to the end user. Alexa, for example, is one of the best-known language assistance systems on the market that offers an amazing number of features like audio games and smart home control. Why not then also include the capactiy for distributing technical instruction information in the form of modern digital user assistance? This seems like a fundamental function aimed at an obvious need!
Interview with Dr. Stephan Sigg
To answer our questions about the future, such as what is possible or when will we be living in a world of ubiquitous computing, we have to ask those who are sitting and working next to these future technologies, like Dr. Stephan Sigg.
Let´s dive deeper and take the opportunity to talk with him and try to get closer to our questions.
When you hear about iiRDS for the first time, it will probably seem quite complicated – it was the same for me. So to understand it better, let’s strip it down to a machine everybody knows from everyday use: Why not use a coffee machine in order to explain the highly technical standard?
The “D” in DITA stands for “Darwin”, underscoring the fact that the XML standard has evolution built into its design. That evolution continues, with several new offerings expected soon from the OASIS Technical Committee in charge of the standard, including the various flavors of Lightweight DITA, multimedia extensions to DITA 1.3, and the upcoming DITA 2.0 standard.
Peter van Bart
We can say that Information 4.0 or smart content is the new era of information. But what does it mean in practice? Why make use of it? What is its value? These questions will be answered in our practice example.
Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) have changed technical documentation. Users now read small chunks of information that match their context, task, or role. Instead of classical documentation, we now need information that is modular, neutral with respect to format, and accessible via metadata and full-text search…
Many content-professionals are aware of the benefits of structured content. However, in the greater scheme of things, structured content authoring is only a fraction of all content-authoring being done. But this is today and things are changing. This post defines structured content as boxed, interpretable and connected content. It also describes why and how authoring in a structured way will become main-stream eventually.
Personalization, useful search features and good usability are requirements websites should fulfill. Therefore you need intelligent information. How do you change your website for it? We take a look on:
- separate content and formatting
- metadata for search
- metadata for personalization