Multiple platforms with minimal editing

 

Presenter: David Whitbread

Saturday 12 May 2012 9 am – 1pm
Molony Room, Emeritus Faculty Cottage, Fellows Lane, ANU
Cost: $160 (members), $260 (non-members)

About the course

Communicators need to be versatile.

In addition to getting the words and images right, they need to consider branding and marketing, websites and social media, film and sound. While considering an array of media options available, this session will discuss how you can maximise the creation of content across multiple platforms with minimal re-formatting by reducing, re-using and recycling.

We’ll consider screen design, alternative and accessible versions, transcripts and text alternatives; and the creation of style sheets to optimise content for different devices like websites, printers and mobile phones – all of this with an editorial and information-curator slant.

(This is an expanded and customised version of presentations David first gave at the Australian Society of Technical Communicators NSW conference and Style Council in 2011.)

Requirements: Participants please bring along your Style guides and/or Design guides. Books and style guides will also be on sale at the venue. Price includes morning tea.

David Whitbread has presented numerous workshops on design for CSE over many years and is the author of The design manual (2nd edition, UNSW Press, 2009) and was the Head of Graphic Design at the University of Canberra and the Design Director of the Australian Government Publishing Service. In 2004, he became the Director of Corporate Communications, then Web and Design for an Australian Government department and is now Corporate Communications Manager for the Australian Government Solicitor.

He was also art director and one of the co-authors of the Australian Government’s Style manual for authors, editors and printers (6th edition, Wiley, 2002) and presented on its design at Style Council 2011.

Register for the course

The course was held in May, as advertised, and registrations are now closed.