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Issue 1 • Date March 1993

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  • Bibliography on communicating technical research information

    Page(s): 2 - 6
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    The technical communication literature contains many articles and books providing advice on how scientists and engineers can improve their skills at communicating research results. The journal articles and book chapters the authors felt offered sound advice on fifteen topics relevant to writing original research results for publication are briefly discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Communicating sudden change in tasks and culture: The Inglis Montmagny story

    Page(s): 30 - 34
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    The socio-technical system, which views production systems as being composed of both technological and social parts, is discussed. Socio-technical systems theory became the foundation of self-directed work teams-a way of working also known as `autonomous,', `composite,' and `self-regulating.' Most literature on the subject suggests using a process approach to implementing any change to a self-regulating work style and phasing in the process over a period of from two to five years. However, it is shown how one factory prepared its workers for such a change in a much shorter period of time View full abstract»

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  • European television: politics and broadcasting in the European Community

    Page(s): 35 - 47
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    The paper takes the European media revolution as its starting point and traces the history of the European Community's (EC's) first major legislation on audiovisual internationalization and deregulation-the `television without frontiers' directive on broadcasting. Specifically, the aims of the EC's audiovisual policy are characterized as tenuously resolving two conflicting models of broadcast regulation-the trusteeship model and the marketplace model. An evaluation of the `television without frontiers' directive on broadcasting highlights the politics of compromise at play in the EC's regulation of its audiovisual sector View full abstract»

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  • Waking a sleeping giant-the planning for success of a large project process at a large urban teaching hospital

    Page(s): 20 - 23
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    The early planning of a project organization and process is critical to the eventual success of a large, complex project. Beth Israel Medical Center, a 1180 bed teaching hospital in New York City, embarked in 1991 on a plan to implement clinical information computer systems throughout its facilities. This project is described. The project manager considered the unique cultural and organizational aspects of Beth Israel in order to develop a strategy for the project. Strategy objectives included promoting broad educational awareness, establishing quick project momentum and visibility, gaining the approval of a competing organizational department, and developing a productive and effective project team. The start-up phase of any project can make or break the project. If one does not set the correct tone and build the correct organization, one can easily doom the project before it has ever had a chance to develop View full abstract»

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  • Efforts to simplify human-computer communication

    Page(s): 14 - 19
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    Communication at the human-computer interaction level, is discussed. The presentation layer, or user interface, to computer programs acts as a shield to a far more complex array of processes. Using simple navigational and functional commands, the user can manipulate a computer program and achieve desired results quickly. This is not always the case, however, and deficiencies in both usability and information access continue to plague ordinary computer users. With increasing public reliance on computer-generated information, powerful computer applications must be amenable to nontechnical users. The most commercially viable and prominent of these efforts are explored, with particular emphasis on the evolving role of artificially intelligent technologies View full abstract»

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  • Usability testing a minimal manual for the Intel SatisFAXtion faxmodem

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    Two versions of a manual for the Intel SatisFAXtion faxmodem-the original manual shipped with the product and a proposed shortened manual-are compared. It is found using either manual improves performance over using no manual; there is little difference in performance between the group using the original manual and the group using the proposed shortened manual; and documentation cannot completely compensate for inadequacies in the user interface View full abstract»

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  • Toward better two-way: why communications process improvement represents the right response during uncertain times

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    Communication during tough economic times necessitates continuous response. A case study conducted over a six-month period that focuses on an internal communications process improvement (CPI) initiative called `Toward Better Two-Way' that was carried out in a manufacturing division of a Fortune 100 company is presented. The initiative developed an active, two-way communication channel in a setting where exchanges between managers and employees had been infrequent and ineffective View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

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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Saul Carliner
Concordia University