Comics at DITA Europe 2011

Oracle will be at the DITA Europe 2011 conference in Prague in November, presenting on Using Comics to Present DITA Concepts. Although the conference abstract doesn't mention it, Gayathri Balasubramanian was a key player in making this happen, too.

The team recently concluded some usability testing on using comics compared to the more, eh traditional formats to explain the key concepts behind the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) to a global audience of technical writers coming from a range of authoring backgrounds (non-structured and structured, DITA, DocBook, and other).

Comics test under way in Oracle usability lab in Redwood Shores, California

Comics test under way in a usability lab in Oracle Redwood Shores, California. Oracle boasts a superb usability lab setup and tours are possible. Photograph: Ultan O'Broin

So come along and find out more at the conference!

You can read more about the use of DITA for Oracle Fusion Applications help on the usable apps blog.

Comments:

Cool idea, love to know more. Did you use DITA to create the comics? What authoring tool?

Posted by Riona Francis on September 20, 2011 at 04:46 AM IST #

Hi, No DITA wasn't used to create the comics. It could be used as a design and publishing tool for them I guess, carrying text and images together.

Posted by Ultan (Oracle Applications-UX) on September 20, 2011 at 05:06 AM IST #

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