CEO, Lasotell Pty Ltd.

In the next few months, Seminars in Usable Design will sponsor the following workshops:

New Workshop in Europe
Developing a Content-Management Strategy: Implications in a Multi-Language Environment
Taught by JoAnn Hackos, PhD and co-hosted by SimulTrans, L.L.C.
September 18-20, 2001, Hilversum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

You will look at the most cost-effective ways of designing a content-management strategy and you will evaluate the Return on Investment (ROI). You will focus on multi-language environments and being able to publish multiple languages out of the same content repository.

User and Task Analysis for Information Design
Taught by Henry Korman, RA
June 21-22, 2001, Austin, TX
Taught by JoAnn Hackos, PhD
July 17-18, 2001, Emeryville, CA

You will learn how to apply inexpensive usability methods that yield critical design guidelines, create a user model you can use during the life of the project, choose the right technique for your time and budget, and stay focused on users’ issues.

Managing Your Documentation Projects
Taught by Bill Hackos, PhD
July 9-10, 2001, Falls Church, VA

If you can keep your projects under control in the midst of chaos, everyone will think you’re a miracle worker. If you can bring a semblance of order into the chaos, you’ll at least be a hero. This seminar gives you the tools to succeed.

Structured Writing for Single Sourcing
Taught by JoAnn Hackos, PhD
August 1-2, 2001, McLean, VA

You will learn to structure the content you produce so that you will increase reuse across products, user communities, delivery media, and other dimensions and so that you will move easily to an XML authoring environment.

Developing a Single-Sourcing Strategy
Taught by JoAnn Hackos, PhD
October 8-9, 2001, Schaumburg, IL

In this seminar, you will examine the issues involved in creating documentation databases, discuss the impact of single sourcing on technical communication, and review the strengths and weaknesses of some of the single-sourcing tools available.

Downsizing Your Documentation: Online and Off
Taught by Henry Korman, RA
October 15-16, Dallas, TX

You will learn how to design lean documentation and scale down existing documentation to increase usability without compromising completeness.

More information on these and other SUD workshops