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Williams, Joseph – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2023
The architecture of Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), set up under Her Highness Sheikha Moza Al-Misnedd and the Qatar Foundation, spatially embodies new possibilities because AIA Gold Medal award-winning architect Ricardo Legorreta designed buildings that both challenge and encompass Gulf Arabian tradition. The buildings exemplify, enact,…
Descriptors: Architecture, Universities, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation
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Santee, Joy – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2023
Instruction in cartographic or map literacy in technical communication courses can support pedagogies promoting social change. Students must develop an ability to read, understand, interpret, use, and critique maps in technical communication contexts. This article argues that attention to cartographic literacy can build on existing visual…
Descriptors: Cartography, Social Change, Undergraduate Study, Assignments
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Pennell, Therese I. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2023
This paper suggests adding a social justice framework to the questions that Kostelnick suggests to help students investigate culture in "Seeing Difference." Using visual rhetoric to teach technical communication is beneficial for students; however, problematic representations of culture may unintentionally appear in visual design and are…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness
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Rieger, Katie – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2022
This article presents a reexamination of intercultural components in prominent, recent technical professional communication textbooks. This examination reveals the need for the technical professional communication field to establish a dynamic definition of culture as well as presents a possible definition, presents areas where textbooks have…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, Textbooks, Content Analysis
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Williams, Joseph – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2022
The virtual museum tour has claimed new audiences during the pandemic, but not all virtual tours are created equal. First, this paper will explore the world of virtual museums and UX scholarship. Secondly, the paper will propose a viable set of options in determining effectiveness of virtual museums. Thirdly, the paper will discuss specific…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
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Dorpenyo, Isidore K. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2022
In this article, I focus on two competing technical communication discourses used to represent the biometric technology Ghana adopted in 2012 and subsequent elections to demonstrate how communication about technology could potentially marginalize local, nondominant knowledge systems whereas it privileges global, dominant knowledge systems.…
Descriptors: Elections, Technical Writing, Communications, Technology
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Digmayer, Claas; Jakobs, Eva-Maria – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2022
Work in industrial contexts is confronted with various risks, which are further amplified by the trend toward Industry 4.0. Approaches are needed to examine safety communication (SC) in such changing environments. Existing studies focus on individual SC means and quantitative evaluation measures. This article proposes a qualitative approach for…
Descriptors: Industry, Occupational Safety and Health, Metallurgy, Risk Management
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Pellegrini, Mason – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2022
Fierce competition has made innovation increasingly necessary for business success, and this has increased the importance of user-based innovation strategies like design thinking (DT). While many studies in technical and professional communication (TPC) have explored how DT can be used pedagogically, no studies have done this through investigating…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Design, Thinking Skills, Web Sites
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Williams, Sean D. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2022
When most people think about the water coming from their kitchen faucets, they seldom consider where the water originates and how transporting it to their homes has environmental impacts. Utilities that supply water know the complexity of their systems, but from their position as a "utility," they view their job as supplying safe water…
Descriptors: Water, Utilities, Organizational Communication, Films
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Tham, Jason; Howard, Tharon; Verhulsdonck, Gustav – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2022
This article follows up on the conversation about new streams of approaches in technical communication and user experience (UX) design, i.e., design thinking, content strategy, and artificial intelligence (AI), which afford implications for professional practice. By extending such implications to technical communication pedagogy, we aim to…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Usability, Design, Technical Writing
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Bay, Jennifer; Fillenwarth, Gracemarie Mike; Masters-Wheeler, Christine – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2022
Though the remote internship is certainly not a new phenomenon, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of this model for undergraduate experiential learning. As we consider this shift, we must evaluate how to best assist students completing remote internships. In this article, we argue that infrastructure offers a useful framework for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Internship Programs, Distance Education, COVID-19
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Moskovitz, Cary; Hall, Susanne – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2021
When writing journal articles, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers produce a number of other genres such as grant proposals and conference posters, and their new articles routinely build directly on their own prior work. As a result, STEM authors often reuse material from their completed documents in producing new…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Scientific Research, College Faculty, Researchers
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Melton, James; Miller, Robert; Dunn, Paul – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2021
Cybervetting, or the review of job applicants' social media accounts, is a common practice. This study investigates the use of a typology to increase students' self-awareness by asking them to assess their social media presence. The majority of Facebook users concluded they post content that is appropriate for potential employers, while most…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Social Media, Job Applicants, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Watts, Julie – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2021
Technical and professional communication master's students work with a faculty advisor to complete a three-credit independent research (IR) project, featuring original research. Stakeholders recommended the IR thesis be revised to better communicate IR to industry. Using a writing, activity theory, and genre theory lens, I analyzed what…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Masters Theses, Revision (Written Composition)
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Agboka, Godwin Y. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2021
Despite the recent surge in social justice and decolonial scholarship, technical and professional communication (TPC) research remains a potential site of oppression. This article is meant to be a call to action; it attempts to (re)ignite discussions about what we value and how we express what we value. It encourages the field of TPC to be more…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Rhetoric, Disadvantaged
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