Sarah Richards, Author of Content Design
This book is stacked with tools and advice that will be helpful to anyone in digital, not just content people.”
Collaborate is a book for anyone with an interest in collaboration techniques for digital teams. The practical advice and examples in Collaborate will help you think about the work you do as a collaborator in your day to day life.
It includes checklists, tools, reflections and experiments that can help you consider your own role in relation to others at work, as well as some practical activities to try out with your collaborative groups or teams.
Know how to prepare the ground and create the right conditions for collaboration.
Nurture the group culture in the early stages of collaboration.
Maintain a healthy collaborative process.
Reap the rewards of a collaboration.
There are also plenty of tips, advice from industry experts, and additional recommended reading so you can immediately make improvements to your own projects and collaboration techniques. Go forth and collaborate!
Ellen de Vries is a content strategist at Clearleft, a strategic design consultancy based in Brighton, UK. Being a content strategist is by nature a collaborative role; on any one day she might be working with a range of people, from designers and developers to animators and AI experts.
In a world where digital design practices are becoming increasingly fragmented, Ellen’s mission is to work with multi-disciplinary groups to establish a shared language that gives them a spark and propels their collaboration forward.
Unless you work entirely alone, you’ll find something useful in this book.
It really covers all bases: from where you are now, where you want to be and how you are going to get there. You’ll see things about you, the way you work and how to work with others in the most efficient way.
It’s stacked with tools and advice that will be helpful to anyone in digital, not just content people. It’s not boring either. It’s not preachy or introspective. It’s useful.
Love it. ”
If you want your content to be effective, you need to collaborate with stakeholders and subject matter experts. Collaboration requires skills and techniques that don't come naturally to us content professionals—and Ellen has collected an eclectic mix of ideas and advice which will start you on the journey to successful content collaborations. Enjoy! ”
At the heart of content is people. Communicating and collaborating with others is an essential ingredient to effective and efficient content. This book offers insight into practical strategies from an "in the trenches" approach, to create stronger content teams and better content. ”
This book is packed with practical advice so can be adapted to suit different team sizes, organisational structures and project requirements. Communication and collaboration are key to project success yet they're often the reasons things go wrong. Collaborate will arm digital professionals with techniques to facilitate effective collaboration across their projects. ”
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