Ray Gallon
Global Software Technical Information Systems Designer, Carestream Dental
President, STC France Chapter
Moving ...
D
The Talmud,
Hebrew
document
dating from the
4th Century
The First
Hypertext
Document?
Monday, 8 November 2010
Central Text - with
contradictory content
Commentaries and
controversies on the
Central Text
Rachi’s Commentary
“Complemen...
This is a 15th century landscape:
• Split screen
• Fragmented
• Hierarchical
• Multi-tasking
from “Les très riches heures ...
“Alongside Terne” by Henry Gummery, 1879
This is a 19th century landscape:
• Coherent image
• Attempting to
interpret or
r...
W
hich Best Represents Our
Current Information
Environment?
Monday, 8 November 2010
Connections
Monday, 8 November 2010
Connections
Monday, 8 November 2010
Communication
Culture
Technology
Information Sharing
Monday, 8 November 2010
Communication
What are we saying?
To whom are we saying it?
How are we saying it?
Content Strategy!
User centered design
M...
Culture
What language are we saying it in?
How do they represent knowledge visually?
What about the people we work with?
W...
Technology
Gadgets?
What technology is useful or
appropriate?
Content ManagementInformation ArchitectureDITA
User-centered...
Technical
Communicator
CS
XLtn
UX IA
Communication
Culture
Technology Connections
Monday, 8 November 2010
Conclusions
• Technical Communicators come from varied, eclectic
backgrounds - this is no accident.
• Our work as communic...
Thank You
infodesign@culturecom.net
Pass me your business card or an email for a
link to the slides on line
Culturecom
Mon...
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Moving Forward by Looking Backward

  1. 1. Ray Gallon Global Software Technical Information Systems Designer, Carestream Dental President, STC France Chapter Moving Forward by Looking Backward Monday, 8 November 2010
  2. 2. D The Talmud, Hebrew document dating from the 4th Century The First Hypertext Document? Monday, 8 November 2010
  3. 3. Central Text - with contradictory content Commentaries and controversies on the Central Text Rachi’s Commentary “Complements” - Commentaries on the Commentaries References and links to external commentaries and other Talmud passages Rabenou Haenel’s Commentary References to written authorities Biblical References First word of next page After Georges Hansel, Professor Emeritus, Université de Rouen, France Monday, 8 November 2010
  4. 4. This is a 15th century landscape: • Split screen • Fragmented • Hierarchical • Multi-tasking from “Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry” by the Frères Limbourg, ca. 1400 Monday, 8 November 2010
  5. 5. “Alongside Terne” by Henry Gummery, 1879 This is a 19th century landscape: • Coherent image • Attempting to interpret or reproduce reality • Dominated by the learned grammar of perspective Monday, 8 November 2010
  6. 6. W hich Best Represents Our Current Information Environment? Monday, 8 November 2010
  7. 7. Connections Monday, 8 November 2010
  8. 8. Connections Monday, 8 November 2010
  9. 9. Communication Culture Technology Information Sharing Monday, 8 November 2010
  10. 10. Communication What are we saying? To whom are we saying it? How are we saying it? Content Strategy! User centered design Monday, 8 November 2010
  11. 11. Culture What language are we saying it in? How do they represent knowledge visually? What about the people we work with? Where are they from? • National cultures • Corporate culture Connections User centered design Monday, 8 November 2010
  12. 12. Technology Gadgets? What technology is useful or appropriate? Content ManagementInformation ArchitectureDITA User-centered design Monday, 8 November 2010
  13. 13. Technical Communicator CS XLtn UX IA Communication Culture Technology Connections Monday, 8 November 2010
  14. 14. Conclusions • Technical Communicators come from varied, eclectic backgrounds - this is no accident. • Our work as communicators puts us at the center of a host of activities. Our jobs either include aspects of these activities, or the need to communicate them: • Content Strategy • Information Architecture • User Centered Design • Translation and Localization • Our field of action is enlarged, and this gives us opportunities for new jobs, new areas of intervention, new prospectives. • Let’s hear it for humanist nerds! Monday, 8 November 2010
  15. 15. Thank You infodesign@culturecom.net Pass me your business card or an email for a link to the slides on line Culturecom Monday, 8 November 2010

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