Room 42 Archive

An Original Podcast

The Room 42 podcast series is a new hybrid, taking the best parts of traditional webinars, interview-style podcasts, and online teaching to move us all in a new direction. In the room, you will find the leaders who are molding the new professionals and advancing the profession. Room 42 is where content professionals come share vetted, peer-reviewed research in and around content, writing, rhetoric, argumentation, analysis, linguistics, and more to help us all be better communicators.

Episodes are recorded before a live studio audience.

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Season 1 Episode List

Why Practitioners Should Care About Research

Why Practitioners Should Care About Research

Episode - 1

Why Audience Contexts Matter to Content Creators

Why Audience Contexts Matter to Content Creators

Episode - 2

Scalable Localization and the Psychology of Usability and Design

Scalable Localization and the Psychology of Usability and Design

Episode - 3

Why Shifting the Way We Think Revolutionizes How We Communicate

Why Shifting the Way We Think Revolutionizes How We Communicate

Episode - 4

Why technical comprehension improves when you add the A to STEAM

Why technical comprehension improves when you add the A to STEAM

Episode - 5

Relevance + Accessibility = Value

Relevance + Accessibility = Value

Episode - 6

How Content Practitioners Can Help With Disaster Response

How Content Practitioners Can Help With Disaster Response

Episode - 8

What Techcomm Can Learn From The Games Industry

What Techcomm Can Learn From The Games Industry

Episode - 9

How Practitioners Can Get Published And Ignite Change

How Practitioners Can Get Published And Ignite Change

Episode - 10

How Techcomm-Driven Content Improves Customer Experience

How Techcomm-Driven Content Improves Customer Experience

Episode - 11

Exploring the Intersections of UX and Technical Communication

Exploring the Intersections of UX and Technical Communication

Episode - 12

Using Trauma-Informed Design to Support Equity in Essential Needs

Using Trauma-Informed Design to Support Equity in Essential Needs

Episode - 13

What COVID can teach us about the power of data visualization

What COVID can teach us about the power of data visualization

Episode - 14

How to Increase Diversity in the Field of Technical and Professional Communications

How to Increase Diversity in the Field of Technical and Professional Communications

Episode - 15

Ethics in Technical Communications

Ethics in Technical Communications

Episode - 16

Job Search 2.0: Artificial Intelligence Impact in Candidate Pre-Screening

Job Search 2.0: Artificial Intelligence Impact in Candidate Pre-Screening

Episode - 17

De-Myth-ifying the Book Writing Process

De-Myth-ifying the Book Writing Process

Episode - 18

How to get invited to that cool new project

How to get invited to that cool new project

Episode - 19

What does the future hold for a career in professional technical writing?

What does the future hold for a career in professional technical writing?

Episode - 20

Collisions in Patient Education: Surveillance, Medical Devices, and Communication

Collisions in Patient Education: Surveillance, Medical Devices, and Communication

Episode - 21

Documenting Experience: West Virginians Affected by Natural Gas Pipeline

Documenting Experience: West Virginians Affected by Natural Gas Pipeline

Episode - 22

Digital Technology & the Future of Work

Digital Technology & the Future of Work

Episode - 23

Design Thinking for Writing Professionals

Design Thinking for Writing Professionals

Episode - 24

Don’t be sidelined by your slides

Don’t be sidelined by your slides

Episode - 25