This book is an introduction to technical translation and usability for translators and researchers. It draws on a broad range of research and makes it both accessible and applicable to those involved in the practice and study of translation. Continue reading
Abstract: Any discussion of creativity in translation depends on our definition of “creativity”. One approach to creativity might be to regard it simply as something which is not the norm or which is not expected. In the case of technical translation, particularly of instructional texts, translators may be met with artefacts of the original author’s creativity Continue reading
Usability can be quite daunting but this article explains that getting started is easier than you might think.
This paper contains an introductory examination of human cognition, interface design and cognetics. For reasons of space it would be unfeasible to cover every aspect of these subjects and for this reason, only the most salient aspects will be discussed. The discussion here presupposes a target-orientated approach to translation whereby the needs of the target audience take priority and where the usability of translations is the ultimate goal. Continue reading