Two separate tracks of intensive hands-on workshops will be held on December 7, 2017 at 2 separate venues. You can register for the workshops at only one venue (one track).
To know more about the speakers, click or tap their pictures. Venue and timings are at this link.
Venue: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Sy.No.192, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048
Learning to empathize
How do we understand our users? By empathizing with them. How do we develop empathy? By going and meeting them. However, that is not practical. This workshop will provide you with the tools to develop empathy for your users. You will learn different techniques of empathy such as creating personas, understanding emotions, constructing journey maps. You will practice these techniques by working on a group project. We will also explore how empathy will help you write better documentation.
Storyboarding your way – From fuzzy ideas to logical, well-designed information experiences
Users no longer want just any information product, but information experiences that are truly engaging at a sensorial level. Given these expectations, information developers nowadays require to visualize their end products at both the conceptualization and design phases. This workshop emphasizes storyboarding as an invaluable tool to do just that. Here, you will learn the “why” and “how” of storyboarding, view practical examples of multimedia products created out of storyboards, and gain hands-on experience in creating storyboards using simple everyday tools.
Venue: Unisys India Pvt Ltd, ‘Purva Premier’, 135/1, Residency Road, Bangalore-560025, Karnataka
Requirements: All participants need a laptop with the following software
- Windows OS
- Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
- Internet on their mobile phones to be used as a hotspot for net connectivity (at least 3G, 4G recommended) OR a WiFi hotspot or dongle
- git installation instructions are in this file.
- Markdown (install markdown from https://cloose.github.io/CuteMarkEd/)
- Markdown Reader or MarkView extension for Google Chrome OR Markdown Viewer Webext extension for Mozilla Firefox.
- Trial version of Madcap Flare.
Overview of Git and Markdown
The product and writer teams are merging. Writers also need to learn and use tools that the product team uses. One such tool is the Git repository. In this workshop, we will introduce git concepts and a few basic commands, install Git, and create a sample guide using Markdown and Git.
Crash course in MadCap Flare
A walkthrough to help you create a guide or manual and generate it in different output formats.
The following will be covered:
Creating a project, creating and maintaining topics, using condition tags and their purpose, creating and using Snippets and Variables, creating and modifying TOCs, creating and modifying Target, building document outputs in different formats.