STC Election 2018: Who I voted for

The annual STC election, for members of the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee, is underway. If you’re a member, you should have received a link to the election website (send email to stc@stc.org if you have not). We have until 9 March to vote, and it’s important to do so. The Society needs ourContinue reading “STC Election 2018: Who I voted for”

STC Election 2017: Who I voted for

The annual STC election for members of the Board of Directors is underway. If you’re a member, you should have received a link to the election website (send email to stc@stc.org if you have not). We have until 10 March to vote, and it’s important! The Society needs our active involvement. You can find out moreContinue reading “STC Election 2017: Who I voted for”

Unboxing Day

The unboxing phenomenon lets us vicariously enjoy the process of receiving and opening a new product by watching videos posted by other people. Unboxing videos are very popular: Unbox Therapy has over two million YouTube subscribers, and this video garnered over two million views in less than two weeks. There’s a sensuous feel to unboxing videos, because some products areContinue reading “Unboxing Day”

What is the Value of a Volunteer?

April was National Volunteer Month, and, as it happens, when our chapter hosted InterChange, our regional conference. InterChange took a lot of volunteer work to pull off, and I have been thinking of late about STC volunteers. Like many of you, I volunteer time and professional services to STC, at both the chapter and Society levels. STC isContinue reading “What is the Value of a Volunteer?”

My latest presentation: “Embedded User Assistance: Third Rail or Third Way?”

The STC New England InterChange regional conference was held 1–2 April, 2016 at the Inn and Conference Center of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. We had excellent attendance and we heard some great speakers and presentations. (We even had fine weather for our Friday evening perambulation to the Lowell Beer Works.) My contribution was “EmbeddedContinue reading “My latest presentation: “Embedded User Assistance: Third Rail or Third Way?””