An Aggressive Approach to Concise Writing

Writing concisely is one of the fundamental skills central to any mobile user assistance. The minimal screen real estate can’t support large amounts of text and graphics without extensive gesturing by the users. Using small font sizes just makes the information unreadable unless the user pinches and stretches the text.

Even outside of the mobile space, your ability to streamline your content improves the likelihood it will be effectively consumed by your target audience.

This session offers a number of examples and techniques for reducing the footprint of your prose while maintaining a quality message. The examples used are in the context of mobile UA but can be applied to any technical writing situation.

You Will Learn

  • How research shows the problems with overly complex text in small-screen and mobile environments.
  • How Simplified Technical English and Plain English can improve your writing.
  • How aggressive redesign of traditional writing styles can significantly reduce word count and improve readability.

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Location: Date: October 28, 2014 Time: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Joe Welinske Joe Welinske