It's Not You, It's Us: How Design Reviews Can Make You Better at Visual Design

A session at Technical Communication UK 2012

  • Matt Pierce

Wednesday 3rd October, 2012

11:10am to 11:50am (GMT)

What does it take to create great visual content to support technical documentation, reference and other content? Do you have to be a graphic designer or artist to make effective content? It’s not all about artistic license; it’s about everyone else and gathering feedback. In this workshop, not only will you learn a few clever ideas to help you keep your design looking professional and useful, we’ll also run a design review. At least half of good visual design isn’t about what you create, it’s about the feedback you get. We’ll establish ground rules for a design critique session, work through suggestions for getting the most meaning out of the feedback, practice providing feedback on visual elements, and help you overcome the ‘But I don’t know anything about that!’ puzzle for yourself and those reviewing your work. So, while you may not be an expert in visual design, preferring instead to ‘work with words,’ come explore with us how you can do more.

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Matt Pierce

Customer Engagement, TechSmith

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Time 11:10am11:50am GMT

Date Wed 3rd October 2012

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