Date(s) - 04/08/2014
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elijah's Restaurant and Delicatessen
oin us on April 8th to learn just enough about Information Design to realize you don’t know enough! Info Design is all around us; we see it every day in its best and worst forms in documents both online and off. In her presentation, Linda Oestreich shares some definitions, outlines a few principles, acknowledges a few gurus in the field, and shares some samples. Understanding information design is an important part of being a good technical communicator. Come to the meeting to find out why.
Note: Since Linda needs to leave early, she will begin her presentation at 6:30. We’ll cover our tech comm news and job information after her presentation, and we can network at the end of the evening, instead of in the middle.
About the Speaker
Linda Oestreich is a well-known speaker in the world of technical communication. Her topics of choice include leadership, career management, writing and editing, creativity, information design, self-branding, ethics, and mind-mapping. Linda is an STC Fellow and former International President of the Society. She served on that Board of Directors for 10+ years and has been a member of STC since 1979. She is currently a member of the Houston and San Diego chapters and the Technical Editing SIG. She also co-presents the STC Certificate Program entitled Technical Editing Fundamentals.
Linda’s career has spanned technical communications from many perspectives: management, human resources, academe, writer, editor, content manager, information architect, and project manager. She is a senior consultant with The Marlin Alliance, where she contractually supports the Director of Civilian Human Resources and EEO at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)-Headquarters in San Diego. She has a lifetime teaching credential from the California Community College System and currently teaches basic editing and information design for the Technical Communication Certificate Program at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) Extension.