Engineer Your Own Success, by Anthony Fasano, now available from Wiley-IEEE

Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career, Updated and Expanded is now available as part of the IEEE-Wiley PCS book series. Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts … [Read more...]

The Elements of Visual Communication, by Melissa Clarkson

Are you in the process of composing a set of slides, a handout, or some other graphical document? You may want to read Melissa Clarkson's new contribution to the site, on The Elements of Visual Communication, where she identifies key strategies for graphically communicate (A) hierarchy, (B) grouping and (C) sequence, three relationships … [Read more...]

Remembering Professor Tom Williams

It is with sadness that we are writing to tell you that Dr. Tom Williams, Emeritus Professor of the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (formerly Technical Communication), died on January 12, 2015. He passed away comfortably at home after a long illness with his extended family around him. … [Read more...]

ProComm 2015 Call for Participation

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It's been a decade since the IEEE Professional Communication Society has held its conference in Limerick, Ireland. In 2015, ProComm is headed back to the University of Limerick! In preparation, proposals are now being accepted for full papers, brief papers, extended abstracts, workshops, and panels. For a complete explanation of the categories, … [Read more...]

CFP: Communication Design Quarterly Special Issue on “Internationalizing Information and Communication Design”

Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ), the peer reviewed publication of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) is soliciting article proposals for an upcoming special issue that will examine how aspects of culture, language, nationality, and globalization affect information … [Read more...]

IEEE USA Webinar: That Bullet Is Not Magic – Avoid Presentation Mistakes and Create New Best Practices

IEEE USA will be presenting a webinar, led by Dr. Traci Nathans-Kelly, on slide design for presentations, titled "That Bullet Is Not Magic - Avoid Presentation Mistakes and Create New Best Practices " on December 4, 2014, 2:00-3:00pm EDT.  … [Read more...]

Nominations for the 2015 STC Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research

Please help the Society for Technical Communication honor the distinguished research contributions of Dr. Ken Rainey by nominating yourself or a colleague for the prestigious 2015 STC Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research. The Ken Rainey award celebrates Ken Rainey’s passion for research that results in significant improvements to … [Read more...]

IEEE USA Webinar: Difficult Conversations

IEEE USA will be presenting a webinar, led by Dr. Julia Williams, on "Difficult Conversations — Strategies that can help make you a better listener, a better speaker, and a better person!" Date: 30 October 2014, Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT URL: http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2014/webinar-10-30-14.html Engineers need to take … [Read more...]

Nominations for the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Jay R. Gould Award for excellence in teaching technical communication honors the distinguished teaching career of Professor Gould. Professor Gould's academic mentorship of technical communication students guided many men and women into the profession. The award honors excellence in teaching that becomes true academic … [Read more...]

Awards, awards, awards!

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Thanks to everyone who came to IEEE ProComm 2014, especially those who attended the wonderful reception in the College of Fine Arts building at Carnegie Mellon University, where we celebrated the 2014 award winners. … [Read more...]