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Tech Comm Poll: Will Wearable Computers Change Tech Comm?

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With iWatch and Google Glass aiming to be in production in the near future, TechWhirl asks “will wearable computers change tech comm?” in this week’s poll.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Connie Giordano of TechWhirl writes an excellent article here about how wearable computing will possibly affect technical communications. I’ve been thinking of writing a similar article, but I think she’s beat me to it with this well-researched article.


I think it’s obvious that wearble devices will affect tech comm. We are still in the midst of getting technical communicators to fully understand how to write for mobile first with smartphones and tablets. Wearable items, such as Google Glass, makes it necessary that the strategy for writing for these devices is different than even writing for mobile devices of today. If someone is walking down the street, he or she can’t browse the web the same way as if he or she were scrolling through a mobile app on a smartphone. These wearable devices will have to be more intuitive, and thus the tech writing needed for that will be crucially different. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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