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Technical Communication Symposium 2015
(TC Symposium 2015)


Technical Communication in the Age of Empathy

In what has been declared the "Age of Empathy," are we creating instructions for use that show appropriate empathy for today's users?

While instructions for use must to some degree reflect the efficiency and standardization that are fundamental to mass production, the current reality is that we are not keeping pace with rapid changes in the environment surrounding those instructions and the user. Compounding that situation are revisions to international standards that increase the importance of instructions for use in terms of risk management and accountability.

It is time for us to reassess the origins and essence of our technical communication craft in order to provide instructions for use that are truly in tune with the Age of Empathy.

Panasonic Corporation
Yamaha Corporation
July 2015

Symposium in Tokyo

August 25 (Tue) and 26 (Wed), 2015

In Tokyo, we will have a keynote speech, panel discussions, special sessions, mini-panel sessions, case studies and research presentations and an introduction to a variety of TC-related products. We will also be holding an awards presentation ceremony for winning entries, divisions, and special categories of the 2015 Japan Manual Award Contest.
TC-related Products Exhibition/Information Plaza Exhibition will be conducted during the two days from August 25 to 26.

Symposium in Kyoto

October 7(Wed),8(Thu) and 9 (Fri)

Place: Kyoto Research Park
http://www.krp.co.jp/english/access_to_krp/

In Kyoto, we will have a keynote speech, panel discussions, special sessions, mini-panel sessions, case studies and research presentations and an introduction to a variety of TC-related products.
We will also be holding an awards presentation ceremony for winning"manual of the year" of the 2015 Japan Manual Award Contest.
TC-related Products Exhibition/Information Plaza Exhibition will be conducted during the three days from October 7 to 9.

Brief Overview of TC Symposium 2015 in Kyoto


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