STC, the Society for Technical Communication, has historically been the home of technical writers. However, the organization has seen an influx of members whose interests extend beyond writing, and this year’s conference at Opryland will provide nearly 50 sessions in usability and information design.
is the founder of the Society for Technical Communication’s Information Design special interest group (ID SIG). She is the editor of the SIG’s newsletter, Design Matters, and author of the ID SIG’s weblog, IDblog (soon to come off of hiatus). To pay the bills, she manages web technology for AARP. In September, she will become a doctoral student in communication design at the University of Baltimore.