Key Concept Archive

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Scalable Localization and the Psychology of Usability and Design

Season 1, Episode 3 | 50 min http://single-sourcing.com/s3i/pod/Room42-20200805-StAmant.m4a          Kirk St.Amant is a Professor and the Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair of Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University, and he is also the Director of Louisiana Tech’s newly formed Center for Health and Medical Communication. His research focuses on the…

Why Audience Contexts Matter to Content Creators

Season 1, Episode 2 | 47 min http://single-sourcing.com/s3i/pod/Room42-202007-Melancon.m4a          Transcript Lisa Melonçon is a Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at the University of South Florida and incoming interim department chair in English. Her research focuses on programmatic issues in technical and professional communication as well as in user experience…

Why Practitioners Should Care About Research

Season 1, Episode 1 | 54 min http://single-sourcing.com/s3i/pod/Room42-202007-Hayhoe.m4a          Transcript George Hayhoe worked a technical communicator in industry for 17 years, taught for 19 years, and has always spent part his career editing journals like STC’s Technical Communication and the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He has co-authored and co-edited…

Remote For The Win!

Remote work has become the norm during the global health crisis and it isn’t going away any time soon. Many companies are discovering productivity increases even with their staff out of the office and are beginning to announce to their employees they may be working from home from now on. …

Room 42

What is Room 42? Room 42 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…

Writing Accessible Technical Documentation

Learn about principles and importance of accessibility and how to apply current standards to your technical documentation. We’ll provide examples using Microsoft Word and explain how a properly formatted source document is the secret to PDF accessibility success. Erin and Danielle presented a session on Accessibility and Privacy at the…

Cognition, Visual Design, and Usability

The design of visuals affects how we use them every day. But what makes some visuals more effective that others? The answer to this question is central to usability across many different technologies – from street signs to computer interfaces. This presentation examines the mental processes affecting how we perceive…

Add Super Power to Your Communication with Super Structures

Super structures can increase performance and boost your productivity. They take advantage of economies of scale in your routine communication without causing you to succumb to numbing uniformity. Say what?! Super structures are logic flows that help you evaluate and create communications better and faster. Carry these structures with you…