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Usability as a Holistic Product Feature
What a Usability Test can do for your Technical Documentation.
kothes expands to Austria
With the founding of kothes Österreich GmbH, we strengthen our commitment to the Alpine Republic.
"Augmented Documentation" in Practice
Our article in the current Springer Reference Book on Digital Services.
"It all depends on the mindset! Design Thinking for industry-related services, whether analog or digital"
Specialist Article by kothes Innovation Manager Christopher Rechtien appears in "HMD Praxis".
Localise GUI and User Information in Perfect Harmony
Three scenarios for the translation of Graphical User Interfaces.
tekom Annual Conference — Review
As our "Agent Smarty" voice assistant would say, "Thank you so much for the friendly conversation."
What is actually smart about information?
Lars Kothes describes why we are no longer called "Technical Communication".
High-quality technical illustrations enhance your product
How a good illustration can influence the buying process.
User information for the operation of offshore Wind Farms
What connects a flexible maintenance concept with home-baked apple pie.
VDMA Industry Leader – Added Value by Software
A new edition of the VDMA Industry Leader is available.
User-centric informational concepts
Why the trend towards customisation should not end before the information process.
Smart Information – What is meant by that?
kothes was there: DigiVation Conference and the 21st Aachen Service Forum.
Smart glasses, data glasses and other devices – how things are now
What works? What may work in future?
Terminology is not just relevant to translation
Why it is important to speak ONE language when creating documentation.
kothes Think Tank 2018
kothes uses “design thinking” as a tool to initiate new solution-oriented thought processes.
An easy way to deal with peak loads
How service providers can help resolve bottlenecks in technical editing.
Pressure from 3D printers
How technical documentation can keep up with the accelerated pace of development departments.
Keep it simple! – even during the kick-off
Structure technical writing projects well from the very beginning.
Design thinking: a tool for innovative ideas
How to break with old routines and develop new, innovative solutions, even in the field of services.
Sheldon Cooper flies over the jungle
An external perspective makes it easier to create informational products with a scientific basis.
Usability tests for the Augmented Reality App
Students at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences helped us to optimise the app and its contents.
Drinking water is essential
By buying drinking bottles for its employees, kothes is supporting the Join the Pipe, a Dutch non-profit organisation.
Is there such a thing as legally-reliable technical documentation?
A realistic assessment from the working life of a project manager.
kothes – an award-winning company
kothes has once again won the "family-friendly firm" award in the Viersen district.
Do it yourself: Quality assurance in the editorial department
It does not take long to perform your own initial simple quality assessment with the help of a checklist.
“If it’s not right, we’ll make it fit ...”
How our customers are using sophisticated training concepts to combat the current skills shortage.
Machinery Directive guide updated
Brief overview of the new version of Machinery Directive “2006/42/EC”.
Product information – who is the master of the house?
As a manufacturer you can take back control over your information.
XML structure as a point of contention
Peter Ritthoff asks himself: “Do we even need such a ‘super-standard’?”
How content delivery can change the world
Digital, fast, user-centric and to the point: Lars Kothes on the advantages and opportunities of content delivery portals.
What is an informational product?
A trendy word or a sign of fundamental change in the industry? Georg Beckers, Head of Production, attempts to provide an answer.
My first week with kothes
Student trainee Heiner Ahrens talks about his early experiences in the world of technical documentation.