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STC’s Technical Communication Summit is the premier conference for technical communication education and networking. The conference attracts over 600 attendees and 40 exhibitors during a 3 day period and brings together like-minded individuals to grow in their knowledge of the technical communication field.
The 2017 Summit takes place 7-10 May at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC. The Summit kicks off Sunday evening with an opening keynote speaker and the Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall. The 2017 theme is ‘Gain the Edge to Get Results,’ which will be reflected in the overall program of events as well as individual education sessions.
Precision Content is pleased to be involved in this industry leading conference as a silver sponsor.
Title: Leveraging Cognitive Science to Improve Structured Authoring
When: Monday, May 8th, 9AM-9:50AM
Have you ever wanted to know what information typing is and its significance for structured, topic-based authoring? Where did concept, task, and reference come from anyway? Decades of research and practice have shaped the tools and standards we often take for granted in the technical communication community. This presentation takes a look at some of the relevant research behind structured authoring practices to reveal some of the fundamental concepts many of us may have been missing.
Neuroscience and cognitive theory can help to explain how the brain works with information to help set it in context and speed comprehension of content. If our goal is to make working with information easier then we as writers need to have a better understanding of what this means. This presentation will take the audience through a short, interactive experiment in cognition theory to better understand how our brain works to sort and classify information for comprehension.
Rob Hanna will take you through some of the history and science behind structured authoring to discuss many of the best practices he employs with his writers at his company, Precision Content.
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