A new SIGDOC website!
Not yet officially launched and still in the process of being tested and updated, but the bulk of the content of the current site has been moved to the new space- you can see it here: http://sigdoc.acm.org/.
Please bookmark this new URL and feel free to provide input to our webmaster, Jen Riehle: firstname.lastname@example.org
A history of SIGDOC
Looking for a comprehensive history of SIGDOC?
In the 2011 conference proceedings, see Brad Mehlenbacher’s paper, “The evolution of communication design: A brief history of the ACM SIGDOC.” The paper is available in the ACM Digital Library at, http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2038476.2038524&coll=DL&dl=GUIDE&CFID=94443631&CFTOKEN=40411904.
All SIGDOC newsletters are available in the ACM DL
Resources page for SIGDOC conference chairs
The SIGDOC conferences page (http://www.sigdoc.org/conference/) includes a link to a page that provides information and links to resources for conference chairs: http://www.sigdoc.org/conference/resources.html
Please check it out and provide feedback. We hope that both former chairs, future ones, and any interested member will find this page helpful and let us know what updates, such as links to additional information, are needed.
Survey on data resources for knowledge retrieval
Innovators and implementors
Relevant to SIGDOC and ACM discussions on theory and practice, innovation and implementation is the following article,
Top Learning Tools of 2011
As defined by the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies
The 5th Annual Survey of Learning Tools, was finalized on 13 November 2011. This year’s list was compiled from the Top 10 Tools lists of 531 learning professionals worldwide – from education, training and workplace learning.
- Twitter – micro-sharing site
- YouTube – video-sharing tool
- Google Docs – collaboration suite (incl Google Forms)
- Skype – instant messaging/VoIP tool
- WordPress – blogging tool
- Dropbox – file synching software
- Prezi – presentation software
- Moodle – course management system
- Slideshare – presentation sharing site
- (Edu)Glogster – interactive poster tool
- Wikipedia – collaborative encyclopaedia
- Blogger/Blogspot – blogging tool
- diigo – social annotation tool
- Facebook – social network
- Google Search – search engine
- Google Reader – RSS reader
- Evernote – note-taking tool
- Jing – screen capture tool
- PowerPoint – presentation software
- Gmail – web-based email service
- LinkedIn – prof social network
- Edmodo – edu social networking site
- Wikispaces – wiki tool
- Delicious – social bookmarking tool
- Voicethread – collaborative slideshows
- Google+ – social network
- Animoto – videos from images
- Camtasia- screencasting tool
- Audacity – sound editor/recorder
- TED Talks – inspirational videos
In a recent issue (Sept/Oct 2011) of Intercom is a column by Andrea Ames and Alyson Riley on multimedia in information architecture. http://intercom.stc.org/
Intercom is the monthly publication of the Society for Technical Communication.
TED sixth sense technology
TED Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”
SIGDOC on Wikipedia
SIGDOC Europe Chapter
The WritersUA Web site offers original, free articles, surveys, and resource listings:
WinWriters Information and Events
The Content Wrangler Newsletter: http://www.thecontentwrangler.com/
Don Norman’s jnd website
Design as Communication – http://www.jnd.org/dn.mss/design_as_comun.html
ACM SIGDOC: Book List from Brad
Here are books written by some names you might recognize and colleagues I have met and had the pleasure of working with over the years through ACM SIGDOC, reminding me that it’s a fantastic organization in many respects.
- Michael Alber’s (2010) “Usability of complex information”
- Carol M. Barnum’s (2010) “Usability testing essentials”
- Brad Mehlenbacher’s (2010) “Instruction and technology: Designs for everyday learning” (for the kids!)
- Carolyn R. Miller and Stuart A. Selber’s (2010) co-edited “Rhetorics and technologies”
- Donald Norman’s (2010) “Living with complexity”
- Ray Siemen’s (2008) co-authored “A companion to digital humanities”
- Clay Spinuzzi’s (2008) “Network”
- Jason Swart’s (2007) “Together with technology”
- J. R. Talburt’s (2010) “Entity resolution and information quality,” and
- Mark Zachry’s (2007) “Communication practices in workplaces and the professions.”
ACM SIGDOC 2011 Conference proceedings
You can use this link to download the conference proceedings:
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