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The parson mug prize draw #7

Bye bye beautiful beaches, welcome to the city! Our mug explored one of the biggest cities in the world. 24 million people live here, and the name means city upon the sea. It also has the longest metro system (637 km). more ...

Working in self-organizing teams. Or: how we get rid of management

Today's world is VUCA : volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Companies are facing complex challenges such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Those who do not respond fast, may be driven out of the market. more ...

Office Pets. Part II: Blacky and Felix

This is the second (and last) part of our blog series about office pets. This time, we present Blacky and Felix, two brothers. They are six years old, curious, and always hungry. more ...

Check if or check that? Or: Have you tried turning if off and on again?

How often do we read or write that we should check something? Example: "Check if the computer is connected to power." Clear message, no misunderstanding. But what if it says: "Check that the computer is connected to power." more ...

Ten questions for Ines Lasch, intern at parson

Ines Lasch just finished her vocational training as a technical writer and is doing an eight-week internship at parson. We asked her ten questions. more ...

Impressions from the Doku+Medien Forum

As a member of DokuNord, parson communication took part in the annual techcom conference "Doku+Medien Forum", which took place on Feb 19. Like last year, the conference was a huge success. Here are a few impressions:

Developing Pictograms

Have you ever tried to draw a drilling machine that does not like your hairdryer? We have. But first we listened to Thomas Emrich's interesting presentation about the methods and the history of developing pictograms.

Developing pictograms. parson@Doku+Medien-Forum 2013

No risk, no fun? How risk management can prevent expensive surprises

Technical documentation projects are often managed under time pressure. Before we plan our project we should ask ourselves: What are the risks? How great are they? What strategies and methods can we apply to manage the risks? And how much does risk management cost? Isabelle Fleury's presentation was well-structured and enlightening.

Adobe® Technical Communication Suite 4 – What's New?

Among many other improvements, the new TCS now comes with Illustrator instead of Photoshop. RoboHelp supports HTML5 and mobile device output. 

The Challenges of Implementing a Project Idea in the Service Field

How do you make user manuals, data sheets, repair instructions, travel reports, etc., available to all your service staff? Dr. Jutta Nübel of Tognum AG explained how knowledge and information can successfully be managed in a big mechanical engineering company.

Chaotic Wiki vs. Structured Authoring

Ulrike Parson's talk focused on linking and providing knowledge in organizations. She presented concepts that employ forms, meta data and relations to successfully create a structured corporate wiki. Prezi.

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