Computers and Technical Communication

As the paradigm shifts: Skills technical communicators will need in the coming ICE age. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication, 212-215. Dray, S. (1994). Taming the sticky GUI: New roles for ...

Author: Stuart A. Selber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503326

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

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The essays collected in this volume address the full range of pedagogical and programmatic issues specifically facing technical communication teachers and programme directors in the computer age. The authors locate computers and computing activities within the richly-textured cultural contexts of a technological society, focusing on the technical communication instructional issues that remain most important as old versions of hardware and software are endlessly replaced by new ones.

Computer Games and Technical Communication

ACE '08 Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (2008): 345–51. ... Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection.

Author: Jennifer deWinter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317162612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry documentation; manuals, gameplay, and ethics; training, testing, and number crunching; and the work of games and gamifying work. In that computer games rely on a complex combination of written, verbal, visual, algorithmic, audio, and kinesthetic means to convey information, technical and professional writing scholars are uniquely poised to investigate the intersection between the technical and symbolic aspects of the computer game complex. The contributors to this volume bring to bear the analytic tools of the field to interpret the roles of communication, production, and consumption in this increasingly ubiquitous technical and symbolic medium.

Computer Games and Technical Communication

Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and ...

Author: Assoc Prof Ryan M Moeller

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472426420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry documentation; manuals, gameplay, and ethics; training, testing, and number crunching; and the work of games and gamifying work. In that computer games rely on a complex combination of written, verbal, visual, algorithmic, audio, and kinesthetic means to convey information, technical and professional writing scholars are uniquely poised to investigate the intersection between the technical and symbolic aspects of the computer game complex. The contributors to this volume bring to bear the analytic tools of the field to interpret the roles of communication, production, and consumption in this increasingly ubiquitous technical and symbolic medium.

International Technical Communication

A superlative guide detailing every phase of creating more effective international technical communication whether it is verbal, graphic, printed or electronic.

Author: Nancy L. Hoft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015040076039

Category: Computers

Page: 372

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A complete guide to planning, writing and designing documentation for distribution to an international audience. Shows publication departments and design teams how to create one document for world-wide distribution; covers all forms of documentation; carefully describes the do's and taboos of page layout, color, example choices and much more.

Technical Communication Today

Up-to-date treatment of actual practices in the field of technical communication, with hands-on advice for using computers in every stage of the process of creating technical documents and presentations; coverage of finding a job in the ...

Author: Richard Johnson-Sheehan

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106017874642

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 699

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Up-to-date treatment of actual practices in the field of technical communication, with hands-on advice for using computers in every stage of the process of creating technical documents and presentations; coverage of finding a job in the field of technical communication. Technical communication, technical writing, creating technical documents, designing technical documents; writing letters, memos, reports; searching for a job in technical communication; giving presentations. Those interested in improving technical writing skills.

Technical Communication and the World Wide Web

He is currently investigating information architece ture as a site for technical communication research. His research interests are in cultural studies of technology, user-centered design, computer-mediated communication, ...

Author: Carol Lipson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135624071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Over the past decade, the World Wide Web has dramatically changed the face of technical communication, but the teaching of writing has thus far altered very little to accommodate this rapidly changing context. Technical Communication and the World Wide Web offers substantial and broadly applicable strategies for teaching global communication issues affecting writing for the World Wide Web. Editors Carol Lipson and Michael Day have brought together an exceptional group of experienced and well-known teacher-scholars to develop this unique volume addressing technical communication education. The chapters here focus specifically on curriculum issues and the teaching of technical writing for the World Wide Web, contributing a blend of theory and practice in proposing changes in curriculum and pedagogy. Contributors offer classroom examples that teachers at all levels of experience can adapt for their own classes. The volume provides comprehensive coverage of the technical communication curriculum, from the two-year level to the graduate level; from service courses to degree programs. This volume is an important and indispensable resource for technical writing educators, and it will serve as an essential reference for curriculum and pedagogy development in technical communication programs.

Lean Technical Communication

Operating a hypothetical computer writing classroom with 25 student stations and one instructor's station is an energy-intensive proposition: 26 conventional PCs in use for eight hours per day consume roughly 174 watts per computer each ...

Author: Meredith A. Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134968190

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 156

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Winner of the 2020 CCCC Research Impact Award Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation offers a theoretically and empirically-grounded model for growing and stewarding professional and technical communication programs under diverse conditions. Through case studies of disruptive innovations, this book presents a forward-looking, sustainable vision of program administration that negotiates short-term resource deficits with long-term resilience. It illustrates how to meet many of the newest challenges facing technical communication programs, such as building and maintaining change with limited resources, economic shortfalls, technology deficits, and expanding/reimagining the role of our programs in the 21st century university. Its insights benefit those involved in the development of undergraduate and graduate programs, including majors, service courses, minors, specializations, and certificates.

Foundations for Teaching Technical Communication

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications, 2, 59-67. Selber, S.A. (in press). Beyond skill building: Challenges facing technical communication teachers in the computer age. Technical Communication Quarterly.

Author: Katherine Staples

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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This is designed to be a seminal textbook for researchers and teachers of scientific and technical communication. It draws together contributions from scholars in the field, covering the three broad themes of theory, practice and program design, while focusing on topics of contemporary concern. These include insights into the relevance of cognitive psychology for technical communication; ethics and multicultural issues; impact of new technologies; visual communication; design of teaching and research programmes; and quality and evaluation.

Culture Communication and Cyberspace

The contributors to Culture, Communication and Cyberspace examine these challenges through chapters that explore the different aspects of international online communication.

Author: Kirk St Amant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351845113

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The increasingly global nature of the World Wide Web presents new challenges and opportunities for technical communicators who must develop content for clients or colleagues from other cultures and in other nations. As international online access grows, technical communicators will encounter a range of challenges related to culture and communication in cyberspace. These challenges include how to design content and develop services for online distribution to a culturally diverse audience of users; how to address cultural and linguistic factors effectively when collaborating with international colleagues and clients via online media; and how to develop effective online teaching and training practices and materials for use in learning environments comprised of culturally diverse groups of students. The contributors to Culture, Communication and Cyberspace examine these challenges through chapters that explore the different aspects of international online communication. The contributing authors use a range of methodologies to review a variety of topics related to culture and communication in cyberspace. In so doing, the authors also examine how business trends, such as international outsourcing, content management, and the use of open source software (OSS), are affecting and could change practices in the field of technical communication as related to online cross-cultural interactions.

How to Write Papers and Reports about Computer Technology

“This book shows anyone who works with computer technology, from hardware and software engineers to technical writers, how to write papers and report which do not fail” -- Preface.

Author: Charles H. Sides

Publisher: Isi Press

ISBN: UOM:39015008131198

Category: Computers

Page: 142

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“This book shows anyone who works with computer technology, from hardware and software engineers to technical writers, how to write papers and report which do not fail” -- Preface.

Technical Communication Strategies for Today

This popular text helps communicators draft and design documents, prepare material for print and web publication, and make oral presentations.

Author: Richard Johnson-Sheehan

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134433033

Category: Business communication

Page: 532

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For courses in Technical Communication. Fully centralizes the computer in the technical workplace, presenting how writers use computers throughout their communication process. The networked computer, from smartphone to mainframe, has become the central hub of written, spoken, and visual communication in today's scientific and technical workplace. Firmly rooted in core rhetorical principles, Technical Communication Strategies for Today presents computers as thinking tools that powerfully influence how we develop, produce, design, and deliver technical documents and presentations. This popular text helps communicators draft and design documents, prepare material for print and web publication, and make oral presentations. Speaking to today's readers, the narrative is "chunked," so that readable portions of text are combined with graphics and can be "raided" by readers seeking the information they need. Retaining these features, the 3rd Edition of Technical Communication Strategies for Today also marks an important shift to drawing readers' attention to the centralization of innovation and entrepreneurship in the technical workplace. Revised chapters, new case studies, and new exercises and projects demonstrate that those who know how to write clearly, speak persuasively, and design functional and attractive texts will be the most likely to succeed in today's innovation-based and entrepreneurial workplace. Technical Communication Strategies for Today , 3rd Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

Digital Literacy for Technical Communication

Computers. and. Technical. Communication. in. the. 21st. Century. Saul. Carliner. This chapter describes the impact of digital technology on technical communicators. It starts by describing how technology changed the jobs and job titles ...

Author: Rachel Spilka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135236762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Digital Literacy for Technical Communication helps technical communicators make better sense of technology’s impact on their work, so they can identify new ways to adapt, adjust, and evolve, fulfilling their own professional potential. This collection is comprised of three sections, each designed to explore answers to these questions: How has technical communication work changed in response to the current (digital) writing environment? What is important, foundational knowledge in our field that all technical communicators need to learn? How can we revise past theories or develop new ones to better understand how technology has transformed our work? Bringing together highly-regarded specialists in digital literacy, this anthology will serve as an indispensible resource for scholars, students, and practitioners. It illuminates technology’s impact on their work and prepares them to respond to the constant changes and challenges in the new digital universe.

Technical Writing Presentational Skills and Online Communication Professional Tools and Insights

"This book is a collection of work to assist any professional who needs to deal with ethical issues, write up a technical project, give or develop a presentation, or write material for an online audience"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Greenlaw, Raymond

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466602380

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 247

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"This book is a collection of work to assist any professional who needs to deal with ethical issues, write up a technical project, give or develop a presentation, or write material for an online audience"--Provided by publisher.

Technical Communication Strategies for Today

Technical Communication Strategies for Today offers students all of the topics and genres they need for their technical communication course--in fewer pages and at a significantly lower price.

Author: Richard Johnson-Sheehan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1292040513

Category: Business communication

Page: 472

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Technical Communication Strategies for Today offers students all of the topics and genres they need for their technical communication course-in fewer pages and at a significantly lower price. Students want their textbooks to cost less, and they want comprehensive topical coverage presented in a succinct and clear writing style. Technical Communication Strategies for Today offers both and speaks to today's students. Instructional narrative is chunked, so that portions of text are combined with graphics. The chunked presentation also integrates an awareness of how documents are read-often skimmed by readers seeking the information they need, and it models the way today's technical documents should be designed. The contemporary writing style is matched by an approach that accurately reflects the modern day computer-centered technical workplace: Technical Communication Strategies for Today presents computers as thinking tools that powerfully influence how we develop, produce, design, and deliver technical documents and presentations

BASIC TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

The advent of a variety of equipment and computer software has made our writing, research and distribution efficient. The variety, power and speed of communication tools such as the Internet, portable digital assistant (PDAs), ...

Author: KAVITA TYAGI

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120342385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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The younger generation today aspires to work for multinational corporations, large organizations, or the civil services as these are more remunerative or invest them with more power. And, with the competition becoming stiffer each passing day, the ability to communicate effectively, precisely as well as acquiring communication skills has become an important determinant in getting jobs and subsequent growth and development. A plethora of books have flooded the market to capitalize on this frantic effort of the younger generation to become adept in communication and more so in technical communication. This comprehensive book on Basic Technical Communi-cation strives to focus on the communication skills needed by professionals. One of the major aims of this text is to enable students to acquire proficiency in the English language. Divided into five parts and 19 chapters, the text deals with the four essential ingredients of communication—reading, writing, listening and speaking skills—as well as their importance, objectives, types, and methods of improving these skills. The book also discusses how these skills can be effectively applied and provides considerable practice exercises. KEY FEATURES : The text is logically organized with adequate practice in each part. Gives emphasis on grammar and pronunciation. Provides plenty of vocabulary on commonly mis-spelt words, difficult words, foreign words, and so on. This student-friendly book, suffused with practical examples, is primarily intended as a textbook for the first year students of engineering (B.Tech.) of Uttarakhand Technical University for their course on Basic Technical Communication. It will also be of immense benefit to undergraduate students and technical professionals across the country.

Writing Better Computer User Documentation

Version 2 retains much essential material from the first edition, while offering new information on desktop publishing, CASE tools and the ``software factory'' programming technologies.

Author: R. John Brockmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015018333602

Category: Computers

Page: 365

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Designed to help processing professionals and technical writers write clear, accurate computer user documentation. Presents a systematic approach to writing paper and online documentation. Version 2 retains much essential material from the first edition, while offering new information on desktop publishing, CASE tools and the ``software factory'' programming technologies. Also covers new techniques such as team writing, hypertext, mass storage and more.

Human Information Interaction and Technical Communication Concepts and Frameworks

"This book works to provide practical knowledge based on a sound theoretical foundation for allowing people to engage in a meaningful dialogue as they make decisions with respect to designing that communication"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Albers, Michael J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466601536

Category: Computers

Page: 548

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"This book works to provide practical knowledge based on a sound theoretical foundation for allowing people to engage in a meaningful dialogue as they make decisions with respect to designing that communication"--Provided by publisher.

Content and Complexity

In this volume, editors Michael J. Albers and Beth Mazur bring together scholars and practitioners to explore the issues facing those in this exciting new field.

Author: Michael J. Albers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135637514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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Information design is an emerging area in technical communication, garnering increased attention in recent times as more information is presented through both old and new media. In this volume, editors Michael J. Albers and Beth Mazur bring together scholars and practitioners to explore the issues facing those in this exciting new field. Treating information as it applies to technical communication, with a special emphasis on computer-centric industries, this volume delves into the role of information design in assisting with concepts, such as usability, documenting procedures, and designing for users. Influential members in the technical communication field examine such issues as the application of information design in structuring technical material; innovative ways of integrating information design within development methodologies and social aspects of the workplace; and theoretical approaches that include a practical application of information design, emphasizing the intersection of information design theories and workplace reality. This collection approaches information design from the language-based technical communication side, emphasizing the role of content as it relates to complexity in information design. As such, it treats as paramount the rhetorical and contextual strategies required for the effective design and transmission of information. Content and Complexity: Information Design in Technical Communication explores both theoretical perspectives, as well as the practicalities of information design in areas relevant to technical communicators. This integration of theoretical and applied components make it a practical resource for students, educators, academic researchers, and practitioners in the technical communication and information design fields.