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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 2 • June 1998

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  • Edward R. Tufte, Visual Explanations: Images And Quantities, Evidence And Narrative [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):156 - 157
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  • The dynamics of collaborative design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):123 - 139
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    The University of Colorado at Denver's Internet Task Force has been conducting developmental research on the collaborative learning and participatory design process while creating and implementing the School of Education's Web page and mediated learning environment. We developed a design and learning process model that is appropriate for designers working in groups in academic or corporate environ... View full abstract»

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  • From Talmud folios to Web sites: HOT pages, COOL pages, and the information plenum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):97 - 106
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    Home pages and Web sites remind us that once, before the printed page was HOT in the McLuhan (1965) sense, there were also COOL, nonlinear, interactive pages. Interfaces and Web pages resemble Talmud folios in interesting ways. Moreover, HOT pages and COOL pages represent competing notions of communication: the Hellenistic model, in which the world is an information vacuum to be filled by the comm... View full abstract»

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  • Karen Schriver, Dynamics In Document Design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):152 - 154
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  • Testing a digital library of technical manuals

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):116 - 122
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    This paper describes a methodology for testing the usability of a digital library. The paper also presents the results from using this methodology on a specific library of technical manuals. The testing process involves timing subjects while they look up facts in comparable libraries of online and paper documents. They are timed for both how long they take to find a desired manual in the library a... View full abstract»

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  • Susan T. Kinney and Richard T. Watson “The effect of medium and task on dyadic communication”

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):140 - 142
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    Media choice is an important topic in the field of organizational communication. With a plethora of media choices (e.g., letter, e-mail, voice mail, telephone, face-to-face meetings), the question of how and why individuals choose which medium to use in what situation takes on additional importance. This concern is also shared in professional communication. I present a summary of a paper (Kinney a... View full abstract»

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  • Profile Of Tibor Koltay

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):149 - 151
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  • Jurgen Habermas “What is universal pragmatics?”

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):143 - 145
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    One of the most difficult tasks for any professional communicator is identifying and negotiating the political shoals in an organization. In his essay “What is universal pragmatics?” Habermas (1979) describes a broad, universal concept of pragmatics (the study of language use in a specific situation), one that is useful for analyzing how power affects organizational communication. By e... View full abstract»

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  • Part I-learning to write in organizations: what newcomers learn about writing on the job

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):107 - 115
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    When newcomers join an organization, one of the most challenging tasks that they face is learning to write the way that particular organization recognizes as appropriate. Supervisors who review the writing produced by those newcomers are often expected to ensure that the documents meet organizational standards. This article, based on an ethnographic study of newcomers in two organizations, describ... View full abstract»

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  • James G. Paradis And Muriel L. Zimmerman, The Mit Guide To Science And Engineering Communication

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):154 - 155
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  • Profile Of Lesley Warner

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):146 - 148
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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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