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Overview: How to write, structure and test on-line documentation

On-line documentation is ubiquitous, essential and widely criticised, but it does not have to be a difficult experience for the user. This workshop concentrates on the human side of on-line documentation: how we interact with, and think about on-line documentation and how to make it as easy as possible for users to troubleshoot technical problems without getting lost or frustrated.

We will review on-line documentation from the web and discuss the basics of creating good content. We will reveal techniques to help users get to the content they need. Finally, we will practise usability testing methods, applied specifically to on-line content.

About your trainer

David Travis

This seminar is led by Dr. David Travis, the author of E-Commerce Usability. David has more than 20 years experience in the field of user centred design and has delivered over 100 seminars in usability for a range of private and public sector organisations.

This seminar is aimed at

This workshop is for you if you are a technical author or writer, especially if users will read your content on screen via a web browser. If you are new to the field, you will find that this workshop helps you to grips with the many issues that you encounter when writing and structuring content. If you are an expert, you will be especially interested in the techniques of usability evaluation. You do not need to have any experience in usability or in programming. This is not a programming workshop and we will not be looking at any specific help authoring systems.

You will learn how to

  • Write on-line documentation that is simple to read on screen.
  • Create a help system that is task-oriented.
  • Structure your documentation so that users can quickly get to the content they need.
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your content through usability testing.

What do I get when I book this course?

  • 1 day training course with a usability expert.
  • Practical checklists, worksheets and extensive notes to take home.
  • 24/7 support to help you apply your learning.
  • A proper, air-conditioned learning environment.
  • CPD-approved course attendance certificate.
  • A 2-course lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
  • A money-back guarantee.

More details on what you get.


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