Design: Prereq to Tech! Deliver the RIGHT Content Using Design Thinking

Before you DITA, know your users, their goals, and the content that they need. Then design an experience that delivers the right content at the right time, and leverage the capabilities of DITA to implement that experience. Easy to say…not always easy to do. Enter Design Thinking! The Design Thinking approach provides a collaborative framework for thinking about a problem space and gives you the methods to take action. And it’s FUN!

What can the audience expect to learn?

Join Andrea to learn about the basics of the Design Thinking problem-solving framework  and how to apply it to a content challenge. Learn, through examples, how the process can be used to generate ideas and requirements.

Meet the presenter

Andrea L. Ames, M.S., is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Enterprise Content Experience Strategist/Architect/Designer at IBM, where she enables strategic use of IBM’s high-value content assets for the most client delight and success and highest business impact. She is a Fellow and past President (2004-05) of STC, a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM (the first technical communicator to achieve this distinction), a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of numerous other professional associations. She is the Program Chair for, and designed and teaches in, the UCSC in Silicon Valley certificate program in technical communication; has published two award-winning technical books and numerous papers and articles; and speaks regularly at conferences and professional organization meetings.

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