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  Thursday, March 25, 2004

IEEE put out a position statement on offshoring earlier this month, with some very sensible suggestions about what to do.

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Steve Calde, former technical writer and current principal with Cooper, has written a dandy little piece on "Technical writers and interaction design," chock full of tips for how to insinuate ourselves into the design process at a point and in a way that might actually be effective. It's a subject close to my heart, as I've tried to influence design when I can, and hope to make it a bigger part of my role as a technical communicator.

A few years back I attended a talk by Alan Cooper up in Redwood Shores. Before the presentation, I went up and introduced myself to Alan, saying, "Hi, I'm a technical writer, and I hate documenting badly designed interfaces!" And he knew exactly what I was talking about--he even worked my comment into his talk! I had him autograph my copy of The Inmates Are Running the Asylum--he wrote: "Inside every disgruntled tech writer is an interaction designer yearning to breathe free!"

I'm inviting Steve to come talk to Silicon Valley STC. I'll let you know if/when that happens.

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