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#STC13 ADOBE DAY: Journey from Paper to Voice (keynote)

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Keynote prez by FrameMaker inventor, Charles Corfield at May 5 "Adobe Day" at #STC Summit in Atlanta. Describes how paper was the original "retina" display, key milestones in early FrameMaker development that made the product ready for rich media, multi-device publishing and XML. Also a vision of where "voice" input fits into future content creation.

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#STC13 ADOBE DAY: Journey from Paper to Voice (keynote)

  1. 1. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.A Journey from Paper to VoiceCharles Corfield | CEO | nVoq, Inc. | www.nvoq.com | charles.corfield@nvoq.com
  2. 2. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.About myself Charles Corfield Creator of FrameMaker CEO of nVoq, Boulder, CO Private Equity Investor Serial Entrepreneur Climber Long distance runner2
  3. 3. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.The arc of technologyPaperStructureInternetMobileVoice
  4. 4. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.The birth of Word: HW, memory available 1983 Personal Computers with: 512K of memory Floppy disk storage Windows not invented yet Word focused on word processingonly4Only enough memory for wordprocessing:• No page layout• No graphics editing• Very limited doc size
  5. 5. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.The birth of FrameMaker: HW, memory available 1986 UNIX workstations with: 2 megs of memory >10 MEGS of hard disc storage Multitasking operating system TeX and troff Manuals –1000s of pages, lots oflarge vector graphics Workstations were used by “teams”for collaborative authoring, notpersonal productivity5Enough memory for:• Word processing• Page layout• Graphic editing• Hyperlinks
  6. 6. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.The early days FrameMaker 0.X Graduate student at Columbia First prototype on a Sun 2/120 in a NYC apartment FrameMaker 1.0 Unified pagination and page layout (MacWrite + MacDraw) Symmetric treatment of page layout and paginatable text flows Target Long documents – replace troff & LaTeX Paper output Content creation By humans
  7. 7. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Content Management Issues First content management problems Internal references Footnotes, indexes, and cross references Markers External references External graphics Hypertext Managing variants of a single document – Single Source Publishing Variables Conditional text Frozen pagination & Change-pages
  8. 8. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Documents and Databases Boeing’s 777 project Store document content in a database Retrieve content from database, display in a browser SGML (Ancestor of HTML, XML, …) Possibly the first “web” delivery of documentation Consequences FrameMaker + SGML “Structure”, HTML, XML, DITA Server-based generation of documents
  9. 9. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Presentation Revolution – From Paper to Mobile Devices Paper First “retina” display – sophisticated layouts to maximize the user-experience Computers Then – Displays had 72dpi – crude layouts, Now – Retina displays have 300+ dpi Back to what we learned to do on paper Plus dynamic content from hi-res streaming video and graphics Proliferation of platforms Desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets, … Unix, DOS & MacOS  Windows, Mac, Android + variants, iOS, … (Unix lives on asLinux/Android) Large diversity of screen sizes. Short life time of devices in the market.
  10. 10. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Presentation Revolution – From Paper to Mobile Devices Impact on document authoring Requirement to produce both structure and rich page layouts Requirement to support dynamic content (video, animation, …) Requirement to manage content for consumption on multiple platforms Good news! – Already baked into FrameMaker… Other tools will struggle to manage and deliver as diverse content, for as manyplatforms, with as rich presentation
  11. 11. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Emerging technology – Voice Voice addresses the following UI issues: Screen real estate is full Add a new widget  Remove an existing widget Keyboard shortcuts are hard to remember How many keyboard shortcuts does the average user know? Touch screens  Slow data entry Tablets are a convenient way to present content Tablets could be used by mobile/ambulatory workers for filling in forms, if only data entrywere quicker… Key enabler: Speech recognition is now “free” MS/Google/Apple include it in their platforms
  12. 12. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Impact of Voice on Products Applications will start to support voice Initially as a “virtual keyboard” Visual tips/guides for “What can I say here?” Future – support context dependent recognition Impact on developers Developers need to understand grammars and language models Developers need to be familiar the human factors of voice interfaces
  13. 13. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Impact of Voice on Products Impact on product documentation Understanding how voice modifies existing workflows Communicating a product’s “voice experience” to end-users Writers will need a knowledge of linguistics Writers will also be users of voice! Interesting observation: Many technical writers have been exposed to structure andlinguistics, which is an excellent foundation for voice.Prediction (and I am not committing Adobe to anything…):FrameMaker will “assimilate” voice,just as it has done with everything else…
  14. 14. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Workflow OptimizationEpilog – What have I been doing since FrameMaker?Measuring Mt. EverestRunning the White Rim Trail in a Day USA Track & Field 50 Mile ChampionBreaking a Leadville 100 mile record
  15. 15. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Contact Information15InformationCharles CorfieldnVoq, Inc.CEOE-mailE-mailWebcharles.corfield@nvoq.com (corporate)cnc@lhotse.com (personal)www.nvoq.com

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