10. Kai Weber: Addicted to Meaning (May 11, 2014)

Kai Weber presents:

Addicted to Meaning: Mental Models for Technical Communicators

(Summit @ a Click viewing with real time presenter Q&A)

On Sunday, May 11, 2014, log on to hear a unique presentation about what meaning means to our technical communication minds?!

Addicted to Meaning: Mental Models for Technical Communicators

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Presentation and Q&A

This presentation explores how “meaning” works in technical communication, why it fails, and how you can create meaningful documentation. Drawing on the cognitive psychology of mental models and user experience design, Kai shows with examples why minimalism works but FAQs don’t, and how to write for users without irritating them.

The presentation is a recording from the 2013 STC Summit, and Kai will join us in real-time for Q&A at the end of his presentation.


This is a virtual-only meeting.

To register, go to the Registration section below and sign up in advance of the registration deadline.

Day of event contact: +1.8624529927

About Kai Weber

Kai Weber gets a kick out of technical communication that makes users excel and look good. He’s Chief Technical Writer for SimCorp in Frankfurt and Copenhagen. For more than 20 years, he’s been writing, editing and translating software documentation. He went full-time in 1999 and has focused on financial and banking systems since 2001.

Kai is a documentation strategist who’s implemented topic-based authoring and structured information models. He enjoys coaching and training writers in topic-based authoring, single sourcing, structured writing, as well as content collaboration and peer editing in international teams. Kai occasionally publishes articles and speaks at conferences. He blogs and tweets.