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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 1 • Date March 1996

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  • Computers and Culture: Two Views of the Twenty-First Century [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • How to Edit Technical Documents [Book Reviews]

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  • Applying the object-oriented model to technical information

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):49 - 57
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    The object-oriented model for program design evolved from the structured, or top-down, model. Programs in recent years have become much larger, more complex, and subject to faster changing market conditions, and the object-oriented model appears better suited to address these new realities. Technical writers are facing a similar challenge as the volume of information is growing exponentially and i... View full abstract»

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  • Anytime, anywhere: the social impact of emerging communication technology

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):4 - 15
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    The article discusses the advent of anytime, anywhere communication capability and its potential impact on our society. It examines the ways in which technology becomes accepted and integrated into our lives, including the role of human values. The report also focuses on both the beneficial and detrimental effects of emerging communication technology, such as its ability to put the disabled and di... View full abstract»

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  • The effect of advice message location on user performance

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):43 - 48
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    In 1993, a study began with a large commercial oil and gas software interpretation system to determine the feasibility of a general taxonomy of on-line help content and a corresponding taxonomy of human interface access methods to this content. The preliminary findings from this work were encouraging and indicate that a taxonomic approach makes it easy both for help providers to understand what in... View full abstract»

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  • The paradox of revision: a study of writing as a product in the revision of manuals

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):30 - 37
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    Businesses need not do much that is expensive, radical, or new to improve their documentation, and a product oriented approach is much more likely to be used in the workplace instead of the writing as a process approach. These are the two findings that emerged from our study of the revision of manuals as described by practising technical communicators. We conducted in depth interviews with 20 tech... View full abstract»

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  • Issues in Corporate and Organizational Communication: Communication and Change

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • The Web and corporate communication: potentials and pitfalls

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):16 - 22
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    The World Wide Web has exploded as a means of corporate communications. The paper examines the technologies employed in using the Web, including software and hardware concerns, and the uses to which the organization can employ the technology. A case study of how the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida developed and is using the Web provides additional illustration... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical engineers' perceptions of communication training and their recommendations for curricular change: results of a national survey

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):38 - 42
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    In a national random sample of electrical engineers, respondents answered questions relating to the adequacy of communication preparation at their undergraduate institutions, and they provided recommendations for curricular change to better prepare students for common communication tasks in the work place. The results of this survey are compared to observations made by engineers during in depth in... View full abstract»

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  • The re-invention of the corporate information model

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):23 - 29
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    The paper analyzes the changing structures necessary to access business knowledge. The information needs of corporate users, especially those found in mobile and diverse professional services organizations, have expanded as the sheer amount of data available worldwide has multiplied. Many corporations are trying to restructure traditional, and typically standalone, information repositories and ser... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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