We’ve uploaded a copy of an article that’s just been published in the latest edition of Communicator magazine to our website: What we can learn about technical communication from historical sword fighting and aikido instruction manuals. It’s slightly “off topic”, but still, we hope. an interesting read. The article mentions illustrator Oscar Ratti. Here is a… Read more »
Category: content strategy
Here are the slides the panel put together for the Adobe Day Europe discussion on “Assisting the millennial user – challenges and opportunities in the decade ahead”. We didn’t get time to cover all of the topics in the time we had available (unfortunately some of the previous speakers overran their time slots).
In yesterday’s post, How technical content on the Web is turning traditional marketing strategy on its head, we discussed the importance of technical content to today’s marketing funnel. You might be thinking, show me more evidence.
Kathy Sierra famously summed up most marketing departments’ approach to content in this slide: To paraphrase her, the website and brochure are a thing of beauty, while the user manual is a thing of boredom. Today, the way people use the Internet means this approach to marketing needs to change
There’s been an interesting series of posts recently by Tom Johnson on enabling users to navigate through content in lots of ways (instead of just providing them with a Table of Contents and a search box). It’s the type of approach used by sites such as Ravelry.com. Ravelry is a popular social networking site, with… Read more »