Let's tech communicate
In each edition of Let's tech communicate, we list articles, tools and links we hope will help you with your everyday mahi as a technical communicator.
Formatting long-form content
The Nielsen Norman Group explain 5 writing techniques to help us clearly communicate topics over 1000 words.
10 usability heuristics to help with your technical communication
Are you interested in user experience (UX) and want to know more about what will best serve the end-user? Here’s a useful article that presents Jakob Nielsen's 10 general principles for interface design.
Why PerfectIt aren't adding AI to their product
Here's a thought-provoking article about what AI does and why PerfectIt won't be using it. The article examines AI, some of its pitfalls, and why, in the end, people are just better at editing.
2024 technical writing trends and predictions
Tom Johnson from I'd Rather Be Writing shares his predictions for 2024 technical writing trends. There's a balanced blend of pros and cons here, with hints towards us keeping a logical and practical mindset as technical communicators.
Preparing for challenges for technical writers this year
Barb Zinck from Paligo gives advice to help us prepare for potentially big challenges for technical writers this year: technology changes, global expansion, and regulatory change.
Lucid product resources
For users of Lucidchart and other Lucid products, their site offers many resources. There are discussion groups for users to interact with each other, templates available for use, and blog posts on various topics. Here are some examples: