Recommended Article from the Archives of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Check out this article from the archives of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. J. Redish. “Technical Communication and Usability: Intertwined strands and mutual influences—Commentary.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 53: 191-201, 2010. Recommended by former Transactions editor Jo Mackiewicz and former … [Read more...]

Recommended Article from the Archives of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Check out this article from the archives of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Z. Guo, J. D’Ambra, T. Turner, and H. Zhang. “Improving the effectiveness of virtual teams:  A comparison of video-conferencing and face-to-face communication in China,” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, vol. 52, no. 1, … [Read more...]

Recommended Article from the Archives of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Check out this article from the archives of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. N.W. Coppola and N. Elliot. “Big Science or bricolage: An alternative model for research in Technical Communication.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, vol. 48, no. 3, pp.261-268, 2005. Recommended by past IEEE Professional … [Read more...]

Classics in Communication — "Big Science or bricolage: An alternative model for research in Technical Communication" by N. W. Coppola & N. Elliot

Recommended by past IEEE Professional Communication Society president George Hayhoe — This article reviews the two strands of research that have influenced research in technical communication, systematized science and ethnographic inquiry. It then surveys the most significant research in the field since the 1980s, mostly ethnographic in its … [Read more...]

Classics in Communication — “Targeting an audience of robots: Search engines and the marketing of technical communication business websites" by J. B. Killoran

Recommended by former Transactions editor Jo Mackiewicz — Killoran’s surveyed 240 principals in technical communication businesses, interviewed half of them, and analyzed their websites to determine the extent to which they tried to reach prospective clients via the intermediary of search engines. He found that search engines help businesses … [Read more...]