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The InfoDev Academy is a resource for communication professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. We teach both methods and processes, as well as the science and reasoning behind them, so you can be successful regardless of which field, genre, or media you are working in. Using our proven, science-based approach, we provide online courses with guided one-on-one and group support.
We also provide an online community for anyone who creates information-based content. Information developers face unique challenges, and our online community provides a resource for facing those challenges.
The InfoDev Academy is a division of Nanatoo Communications. Nanatoo was founded in 2016 as a platform for championing an interdisciplinary and practical approach to managing information-development projects. Nanatoo evolved into a consulting company, whose clients, such as TechSmith Snagit and Precision Content Authoring Solutions, provide business-to-business and business-to-consumer content solutions.
The InfoDev Academy integrates areas of business communication that are traditionally separated. We focus on both writing and design, on both the technical and creative aspects of information development, and on using both well-planned and agile processes.
In this era of online communications, the exchange of information is critical to almost every aspect of organizational health – whether internal operations or external sales and marketing. Because it’s so important, people constantly create content in order to exchange information and do their jobs.
But not everyone understands how to create content – how to write clearly and concisely, or how to make sound design decisions that reinforce meaning and enhance usability. And poor-quality content isn’t always better than no content – it can mislead people, cause confusion, lead to increased workloads, damage morale, and even endanger lives and livelihoods. We believe that everyone should understand the basics of effective content – the fundamentals of compiling, curating, and creating information that’s meant to be used.
We believe that information developers, who are experts in creating effective content while balancing the needs of users, organizations, subject-matter experts, and managers, should be empowered to create truly effective content, as well as recognized for the unique challenges they face and the invaluable contribution they make.