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How Asset-Based Inquiry Methods Can Reveal Solutions

Room 42 is recorded before a live studio audience Register to attend Dr. Lucía Dura is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the English Department and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at The University of Texas at…

How Audio Description Improves Accessibility for Visual Media

Room 42 is recorded before a live studio audience Register to attend Brett Oppegaard, Ph.D., researches digital media at intersections of technical communication, disability studies, mobile technologies, digital inequalities, and journalism. He teaches about news literacy, multimedia production, media accessibility,…

How Technical Writing Builds Global Bridges

Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Xiaoli Li explains how technical and professional writers can build bridges and improve communication in global contexts Season 2, Episode 2 | 47…

Bringing Transparency to Big Data, Composition, and Peer Review

Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Dr. Amanda Licastro explains how an edited collection about composition and big data led to a unique approach to peer review and insights…

Designing Multilingual Experiences in Technical Communication

Globalization is increasingly important in technical communication, requiring that technical communicators work with multilingual communities. How can technical communicators work in global contexts, specifically with multilingual communities? How does language influence all the work that technical communicators do?In this TC…

What Every TPC Professional Needs to Understand About UX

No matter what kind of work you do as a TPC professional, chances are you working with information intended for a very specific user. This is the user who will read your content, interact with your product, or navigate your…

Deconflict: A User-Centered Approach to Editing for the Military

Military organizations are longstanding discourse communities that often pose unique challenges when it comes to fully understanding needs and preferences while balancing best practices for communication. A user-centered approach that promotes ethnographic study and co-authorship can help technical communicators improve…

Don’t be sidelined by your slides

In this episode of Room 42, Traci Nathans-Kelly, Cornell University, discusses how to optimize slide design to craft better technical presentations and maximize the value of your slides. Imagine slides that not only support speakers in their live talks but…