Sep. 24, 2012 STC Marta Rauch Mobile Usability 2

On Monday September 24, 2012 at the Santa Clara IHOP, the STC Silicon Valley Chapter hosted Marta Rauch’s presentation “Mobile Usability Guidelines to Implement Now.” Rauch is the principal information developer and team lead at Oracle, and Senior Member of STC.

Mobile is the new PC. This new form factor requires new usability guidelines. Rauch talked about the resources available for technical communicators. In many ways the process will take you back to the basics of knowing who the user is and what they need. Be prepared to edit ruthlessly and rethink every element you put on the screen. Content may be reformatted for a wide range of devices and situations.

Richard Mateosian and Patrick Lufkin announced the start of the Touchstone Competition. The deadline is October 13, 2012. I encourage volunteering as a judge to see some of the best examples of technical communication in the world.

Please join us on Monday, October 15 at 6:00 pm for our October meeting with Andrew Davis on the topic “Emerging Roles and Hot Markets for Tomorrow’s Tech Writers.” It will be held at: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real in Redwood City CA 94063 (650) 366-3733

Reservations are not required. Non-STC members are welcome. When we meet at the IHOP, each person orders from the menu and pays for their own meal and drink.

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