SpeedCon is organized and run by a group a students and alumni of the NC State Technical Communication Master’s program. This group has a student chapter of ACM SIGDOC, the Special Interest Group on the Design of Communications. The parent SIGDOC organization is one of our platinum sponsors for this year’s event!
SIGDOC provides a forum for researchers and practitioners of the design of communication, including information architecture, information design, user assistance, help, and documentation (traditional and user-contributed) as well as technology that supports and enhances communication, including blogs, forums, chat, and wikis. SIGDOC fosters the study and publication of processes, methods, and technologies for communicating, designing, developing, and delivering these artifacts. Members include technical communication professionals, usability specialists, information architects, software engineers, educators, researchers, web designers, system developers, computer scientists, information technology professionals, and managers responsible for researching, producing, and/or supervising the creation of user interfaces, information architecture, technical materials, websites, and social media.
Learn more about SIGDOC at http://sigdoc.acm.org/. Thanks very much to our parent organization for their support of their year’s event!