It’s been exhilarating riding this wave of change but our journey from unstructured document-based writing to structured topic-based writing is only the beginning. Before us we see a new frontier that will change forever how we write and structure content for newer generations of consumers and emerging technologies. These changes won’t just require new tools, they will require new skills for writers to master. And the journey continues from document-based writing to topic-based writing to block-based writing or microcontent.
Our profession started down a path of single-source authoring more than a quarter-century ago to find efficiencies in content production to serve the needs for multichannel publishing and to improve user experiences. The technology and discipline required to meet these challenges has been growing ever since. Today, we find ourselves facing a future where content production is becoming far more Precise, Complex, Collaborative, and Distributed across large enterprise systems.
In this session, you will learn about:
- parallel trends in related industries that are driving change
- emerging technologies that shape the needs for change
- structured writing methods that can adapt to change
- microcontent and how it works to accommodate change.