Date(s) - 24/07/2021
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Less is More! Want to learn Minimalism?
Join the STC India Learning session on Minimalism in Practice this Saturday, July 24 at 4:30 PM IST.
Please use this link to register. The registration link remains open until Friday, July 23 by 3:00 PM.
First come first served. Hurry!
About the Session
Users want to get their jobs done. They don’t want to search through a lot of material in order to find what they need. Minimalism is about taking out unnecessary material so that the user can see and use the information that they really need. It is also about ensuring that the right material is included. Just as growing a successful garden requires rigorous weeding, creating effective documentation requires ruthless editing and clearing space for the content that the users need to do their jobs.
This course includes:
- Audience personas and task analysis
- Removing inappropriate material
- Emphasizing task topics
- Planning your information product
- Rigorous editing, along with examples
- Writing examples: Before and after
- Evaluating when text can be removed
- Handling errors
- Establishing a minimalist culture
- Evaluating results
- Converting legacy content
About Jill House
Jill has been in the communications field for over 30 years. For the past 16 years, she has written documentation for Fiserv, a banking software company. She loves studying users and the way they perform tasks, and effective communication methods. She has served on documentation focus groups and led internal initiatives with users to improve documentation. She loves using minimalist writing, ruthless editing, design, graphics, and user/task analysis as tools to help users. She has led initiatives to overhaul legacy documentation into streamlined, easy-to-use minimalist documentation. For example, several years ago before minimalism came to the forefront of documentation, she converted an 800- page manual into about one-third of its original size. She is a steadfast advocate, practitioner, and teacher of minimalism.