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Issue 4 • Date Dec. 1997

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  • Deborah C. Andrews, Ed., International Dimensions Of Technical Communication. Arlington, Va: Soc. Tech. Commun., 1996, 135 pp., No Index. [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 305 - 307
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  • Randy Y. Hirokawa And Marshall Scott Poole, Eds., Communication And Group Decision Making Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Pub., 1996, 488 pp. [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 308 - 309
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  • Brent Wilson, Ed., Constructivist Learning Environments: Case Studies In Instructional Design. Englewood Cliffs, Nj: Educational Technology Pub., 1996, 252 pp. With Index. [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 310 - 312
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  • Designing & Delivering Scientific, Technical, And Managerial Presentations [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 313 - 315
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  • 1997 Index IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Vol. 40

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 1 - 5
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  • Ethics and technical communication: a case for foundational approaches

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 284 - 298
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    The study of ethics is important for technical communication students and professionals because as workers and as citizens they confront ethical dilemmas and must act. The article describes and contrasts several foundational and nonfoundational ethical approaches. Analyzing two well known ethics cases from the perspective of the different approaches, it is argued that although foundational approac... View full abstract»

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  • Discovering user-generated metaphors through usability testing

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 255 - 264
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    A post hoc analysis of data collected from a usability test on the Fluke ScopeMeter 97 (a diagnostic instrument for analyzing electrical signals) revealed that, in doing tasks, subjects were making use of their own internal metaphors (user generated) that were unsupported by the design of the ScopeMeter keys. We investigated the interaction of the user generated metaphors and designer generated me... View full abstract»

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  • Digital architectures: a rhetoric of electronic document structures

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 275 - 283
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    As multimedia communication continues to grow, online technologies have dramatically changed the ways we use and present information-so much so, that we need new theories and models for understanding how technology and content are related in the new communication environment. The paper presents a theory of digital architecture, explains how SGML, HTML, and information architectures are related in ... View full abstract»

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  • Minimalism as a framework

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 265 - 274
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    We identify various minimalist techniques and argue that, although these techniques can conflict with each other, together they provide a framework for designing computer documentation. A minimalist approach involves making tradeoffs within this framework rather than following a set of prescriptive techniques. Minimalism in this sense, is a pragmatic design philosophy aimed at the overall objectiv... View full abstract»

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  • Beginnings and endings: keys to better engineering technical writing

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 299 - 304
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    Engineers face many technical writing tasks that have many features in common: title, abstract, introduction, problem formulation, methods, results, and conclusions. But it is often very difficult to actually write these segments in the same order they appear in the finished product. Instead of this linear approach, we recommend a modular approach starting with the core sections, the methods and r... 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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Concordia University