The Society for Technical Communication’s TechComm Fundamentals Bootcamp provides a great overview of what technical communication is, key concepts and writing guidelines for technical communication, and how to get into the field. I believe this course has been substantial in my growing career as a technical writer.
Here are a few pieces of work from that bootcamp.
Prompt: Write a procedure for any household appliance
I created a procedure for brewing iced coffee with a Keurig machine. I described the tasks, highlighted hazards, and used images from Keurig’s own instruction manual to assist the user with the tasks.
This is a project made from Aquent Gymnasium’s UX Fundamentals Course, which had to have the following requirements:
• medium — website or mobile app
• purpose — book a flight or reserve a table for a restaurant
target user — research and design the medium with the user in mind
I decided to design a mobile app for backpackers booking a flight, backpackers being people between the ages of 18–30 who would like to travel cheaply. …
Writing for the web comes in different forms, with different purposes and goals. In this article, we’ll go over Technical Writing, UX Writing, and Content Writing. Each writing style has a specific objective in conveying information for their users.
Technical writing is defined as “… a type of writing where the author is writing about a particular subject that requires direction, instruction, or explanation.” Technical writing takes specialized topics and presents that information in a way that is easy to understand. It is a style of writing used for manuals, services, documentation, and even processes. …
If you’ve already broken your New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. Research shows that 80% of people give up on their resolutions by February. Think you’re on the same boat? The good news is it’s not too late to switch over from resolutions to the more flexible New Year’s Theme.
Instead of resolutions, writer Gretchen Rubin suggest New Year’s themes. One word to define what you want to achieve throughout the year. That’s it. Just one word. You can do anything that fits under that theme.
Examples of New Year’s Themes can be “Upgrade,” “Make,” “Travel.” The things you do…
Exulansis became a sort of dull transformation. A special blend of failure, realization, anger, and awakening. Taking the year off to travel Australia pushed me out of my comfort zone, forced me to converse with well-traveled strangers, allowed me to explore new sights and trails, made me appreciate the peace in viewing the sunrise at 6 am before I trudged my way to the train station. It was a turning point in my life, and it continues to be seen that way, as memories are romanticized with age and nostalgia.
It’s been years since I’ve returned; safely tucked back into…
The San Diego Compass Cloud is a mobile ticketing app for San Diego’s public transportation options, Metropolitan Transit System and the North Country Transit District. While the city of San Diego has made strides and continues to have ambitious plans ahead for improving its public transportation and commuting experience, its mobile app has left much to be desired.
In its effort to employ current technologies, reduce paper waste, and utilize the mobile app as a convenience for its users, the Compass Cloud app has resulted in unsatisfactory results. If San Diego wishes to improve transportation options to its commuters and…
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a viral mobile game that was released at the tail end of 2017 for new and old fans of the franchise alike. As an active participant of the game myself at the time of this writing, I felt that the UI could use some improvements.
For a game that touts a fun and relaxing gameplay experience, I felt the stress of being a campsite manager: timelines to meet, tasks to complete before inviting others, budgeting resources, collecting enough material and money to build furniture, getting fleeced into expanding your camper before being told you have…