Some of our work has been recognised in Technical Communication awards.
These awards are based on published and consistent criteria, so they are legitimate recognition of performance by qualified peers (unlike multimedia "eye candy" awards).
However, these awards are based on the face value of entries, i.e. they are not evaluated in context. For example, judges do not use a business application to determine whether it is properly supported by the online help. Such a test could take weeks!
At Info Action, our first priority is to make sure the information is useful for customers and end users. But it sure is nice to win awards too!
Society for Technical Communication (International) Info Action's principal, Colin Dawson, was awarded "Best in Show and Distinguished Technical Communication" at Seattle in May 2005.
The award, in the category of Technical Art, was based on a set of Flash animations for the SoftNoze company of Frankfort, NY.
Only entries which have won their category in a chapter or regional competition can enter the international competition, so this is the worldwide "best of the best".
Society for Technical Communication (Australia Chapter) Various awards for Info Action. All of these are based on work that we did under genuine commercial contracts for other companies.
Australian Film Commission / New Image Research Colin Dawson was awarded a competitive grant in 1990 for pioneering work in interactive multimedia, producing one of the first virtual tours of Sydney. This was displayed in the Third International Sound Exhibition (1990).
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