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Screen Space 21: The Rhetorical Situation Part 1—Audience

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on August 30th, 2011

This is episode 21 of Screen Space “The Rhetorical Situation Part 1—Audience.” In this episode, I discuss the rhetorical situation in general and then focus on audience and how to analyze your audience.

 
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Back in the good ‘ol days of typewriters, writers used a tab indent to show where a new paragraph begins. Back in the good ‘ol days of the early web (think 1993), browsers were setup to render paragraphs with a line of white space after. More recently (say 2007), Microsoft decided that both were a […]

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 16 of Screen Space, “An Interview with Shaun Slattery on ‘Information Management Techniques for Writers.’” I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I teach […]

 
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[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 15 of Screen Space, “An interview with Justin Lewis on ‘Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing.’” I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. […]

 
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[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 13 of Screen Space “An interview with Lars Söderlund on “Gradual Growth Web Design: Guides, Regularity, and Product” (or “Guns Ruin Picnics”).” I am your […]

 
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Here is a CFP some of you may be interested in. I think I’ll apply or at least go, so maybe I will see you there? Symposium on Usability, Information Design, and Information Interaction to Communicate Complex Information February 24-25, 2012 East Carolina University Greenville NC http://workshop.design4complexity.com/ The future will see the design of information […]

Watch the alphabet evolve right before your very eyes!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 28th, 2011

Ever wondered why the our alphabet looks they way it does? In this wonderful animation by Prof. Robert Fradkin (the animation may be by Charlie Seljos for Dr. Fradkin), you can watch how the alphabet has evolved over time from Phoenician characters to what we use today. Letters transform, flip, and move to different places. […]

ATTW 2011 Title: Analyzing the Interplay between Visual-verbal Rhetorical Strategies in Multimodal Documents Presenter: Suguru Ishizaki, Carnegie Mellon University Session: B.6 – Visualizing Technical Communication Time & Location: Room: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm M109 (Marquis Level) Key Points and Take Aways: The visual and verbal elements on a page give us a master narrative/holistic […]

ATTW 2011 Title: Networks of Data, Designers, and Users: The New Visual Rhetoric of Interactive Data Visualization Presenter: Charles J. Kostelnick, Iowa State University Session: B.6 – Visualizing Technical Communication Time & Location: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, Room: M109 (Marquis Level) Key Points and Take Aways: Interesting look at huge data displays online including […]

Blogging ATTW & CCCC 2011

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on April 10th, 2011

Before I have fully recovered from the intellectual stimulation, frequent inspiration, and intense networking that is the conference experience, I will be posting my notes and thoughts on some of the sessions I attended at ATTW (Association of Teachers of Technical Writing) and CCCC (the Conference on College Composition and Communication). Both of these wonderful […]