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Restroom Usability Fail!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 6th, 2012

Why consistency and ease of learning are vital—even in bathrooms.   So, here I am at a conference for usability and user experience, with usability more on my mind than it is even normally. Deep in thought on some very important usability issue, I am sure, I found myself starting to walk into the doorway […]

I’m at the Usability Professionals’ Association Conference!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 4th, 2012

I’m at the Usability Professionals’ Association Conference! This week, I am attending the Usability Professionals Association (UPA) 2012 Annual Conference! The theme this year is “Leadership.” I will be tweeting and blogging the conference, so you can share some of the fabulous experience and information. You can follow everyone’s tweets with the Twitter hashtag #UPA2012. […]

ATTW 2011 Title: Must Beyond Bullets Mean Beyond Accessible? Accessibility Considerations for Contemporary Presentation Design Presenter: Cheri Lemieux Spiegel, Northern Virginia Community College Session: B.6 – Visualizing Technical Communication Time & Location: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm; Room: M109 (Marquis Level) Key Points and Take Aways: Balancing usability, accessibility, and aesthetics is difficult, but there […]

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 […]

Carnal Constructions in Online Dating Communities Collette Caton, Syracuse University Intro video, but had to stop since the noise was playing next door. Talked about why graduate students would use the site. Romance, Religion, and the Writing of Identity in Online Dating T J Geiger, Syracuse University Flattens faith along with other identity categories. OkCupid’s […]

C&W 2010 D5.1: DIY, Reproductive Technology, and Girl Writing (?)

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 23rd, 2010

Crafting Power: Writing and the Online D.I.Y. Movement Antonia Massa-MacLeod, University of Wisconsin Madison Sadly missed the first part. An analysis of Etsy. Many people on Etsy are learning techniques bring people together, creating a rhetoric. DIY rhetoric includes support, substantially, and connections. DIY rhetoric is overall good, but promotes economic citizenship, dividing people into […]

C&W 2010 F1.1: Web Design Pedagogy, Digital Video Compositions, and Virtual Worlds

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 22nd, 2010

F1.1 – Panel One Piece at a Time: A Web Design Pedagogy of the Gradual Growth Lars Soderlund, Purdue University Lively and engaging presentation. Guns Ruin Picnics (guides, regularity, and product) Made a compromises between code and WYSIWYG: gave them templates, have some stability while allowing code learning. Often end up going into deep code […]

C&W 2010 B8.1: Internet as Savior and Ethos in Online Community

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 21st, 2010

Great session. Informative, thought provoking, and even emotional. It’s Not Just Piracy, Porn, Pedophilia, or Power; Or, How the Internet Saved My Family Marc C. Santos, University of South Florida Touching and informative mix of personal and academic where he talks about how social media use saved is daughter’s life. Nice to see good stories […]