The Essentials of Technical Communication

Author: Elizabeth Tebeaux,Sam Dragga

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190856144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 1795

This text is a clear, concise, and practical guide to effective technical communication in today's world. Divided into two parts, the book begins with rhetorical principles that help students understand the contexts in which various types of documents will be read and used. The second partexplains the major types of technical documents and offers checklists for students to use in preparing these documents.

Algorithmen für Dummies

Author: John Paul Mueller,Luca Massaron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527809775

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1938

Wir leben in einer algorithmenbestimmten Welt. Deshalb lohnt es sich zu verstehen, wie Algorithmen arbeiten. Das Buch präsentiert die wichtigsten Anwendungsgebiete für Algorithmen: Optimierung, Sortiervorgänge, Graphentheorie, Textanalyse, Hashfunktionen. Zu jedem Algorithmus werden jeweils Hintergrundwissen und praktische Grundlagen vermittelt sowie Beispiele für aktuelle Anwendungen gegeben. Für interessierte Leser gibt es Umsetzungen in Python, sodass die Algorithmen auch verändert und die Auswirkungen der Veränderungen beobachtet werden können. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Menschen, die an Algorithmen interessiert sind, ohne eine Doktorarbeit zu dem Thema schreiben zu wollen. Wer es gelesen hat, versteht, wie wichtige Algorithmen arbeiten und wie man von dieser Arbeit beispielsweise bei der Entwicklung von Unternehmensstrategien profitieren kann.

Practical Strategies for Technical Communication

Author: Mike Markel

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319018211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 7492

In Practical Strategies for Technical Communication, Mike Markel gives students the essentials they'll need to communicate successfully in today's workplace. The book offers concise and accessible yet thorough coverage of audience and purpose, research, style, and document design, and strategies for designing all of the major document types. For the second edition, Markel has worked with organizations to choose sample documents and annotate them with insights and advice from the employees who developed them. Throughout the text, a new set of engaging graphics provides visual explanations of key concepts.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1294

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Survivor's Guide to Technical Writing

Author: David Ingre

Publisher: Thomson South-Western

ISBN: 9780538970280

Category: Communication of technical information

Page: 325

View: 8280

This text is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to key workplace communication skills. This text is targeted specifically to the career college student and is written and designed accordingly. Survivor's Guide to Technical Writing presents all of the essentials of workplace communication in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. The content is comprehensive and universal, and emphasizes the most practical and useful information rather than the theoretical. This text reflects the most current topics and issues in technical communication and includes many cases, activities, and features to engage students enrich learning. The text features the most current technology coverage and indicates Internet resources throughout.

Teaching Professional and Technical Communication

A Practicum in a Book

Author: Tracy Bridgeford

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607326809

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

View: 332

Teaching Professional and Technical Communication guides new instructors in teaching professional and technical communication (PTC). The essays in this volume provide theoretical and applied discussions about the teaching of this diverse subject, including relevant pedagogical approaches, how to apply practical aspects of PTC theory, and how to design assignments. This practicum features chapters by prominent PTC scholars and teachers on rhetoric, style, ethics, design, usability, genre, and other central concerns of PTC programs. Each chapter includes a scenario or personal narrative of teaching a particular topic, provides a theoretical basis for interpreting the narrative, illustrates the practical aspects of the approach, describes relevant assignments, and presents a list of questions to prompt pedagogical discussions. Teaching Professional and Technical Communication is not a compendium of best practices but instead offers a practical collection of rich, detailed narratives that show inexperienced PTC instructors how to work most effectively in the classroom. Contributors: Pam Estes Brewer, Eva Brumberger, Dave Clark, Paul Dombrowski, James M. Dubinsky, Peter S. England, David K. Farkas, Brent Henze, Tharon W. Howard, Dan Jones, Karla Saari Kitalong, Traci Nathans-Kelly, Christine G. Nicometo, Kirk St.Amant

Solving Problems in Technical Communication

Author: Johndan Johnson-Eilola,Stuart A. Selber

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226924084

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 4188

The field of technical communication is rapidly expanding in both the academic world and the private sector, yet a problematic divide remains between theory and practice. Here Stuart A. Selber and Johndan Johnson-Eilola, both respected scholars and teachers of technical communication, effectively bridge that gap. Solving Problems in Technical Communication collects the latest research and theory in the field and applies it to real-world problems faced by practitioners—problems involving ethics, intercultural communication, new media, and other areas that determine the boundaries of the discipline. The book is structured in four parts, offering an overview of the field, situating it historically and culturally, reviewing various theoretical approaches to technical communication, and examining how the field can be advanced by drawing on diverse perspectives. Timely, informed, and practical, Solving Problems in Technical Communication will be an essential tool for undergraduates and graduate students as they begin the transition from classroom to career.

Technical Writing

Essentials for the Successful Professional

Author: David Ingre

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780538726788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 1781

A comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to key workplace communication skills. Survivor's Guide to Technical Writing presents all of the essentials of workplace communication in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. The content is comprehensive and universal, and emphasizes the most practical and useful information, making the concepts relevant to each user. Integrating the most current technology, users will discover the usage and resources available to them through a number of different media. Survivor's Guide to Technical Writing reflects the most current topics and issues in technical communication and includes many cases, activities, and features to engage and enrich learning.

Qualitative Research in Technical Communication

Author: James Conklin,George F. Hayhoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136935665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 6294

Addressing the explosive growth in qualitative research in recent years, this volume represents the first anthology to bring together a representative sample from this growing body of work, and comments on the reasons for the extraordinary interest in qualitative research. Contributors to the volume bring forward reports of significant, structured qualitative research into various aspects of technical communication practice, addressing the questions of what new insights researchers are generating about the working reality of today’s technical communicators, and how technical communicators are perceived and treated by managers and by colleagues from other disciplines. Including examples of qualitative methodologies—including ethnography, case study, focus groups, action research, grounded theory, and interview research— used by technical communicators to strengthen their practice, the result is a rich harmony of perspectives, as diverse as the field of technical communication itself. This book will be of interest to to students and academics seeking up-to-date information on current industry practices in technical communication, as well as to practitioners in technical and professional communication. The book will also serve as a text in undergraduate seminars and courses at the master’s level.

Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

Author: Hewett, Beth L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605669954

Category: Computers

Page: 516

View: 916

"This book investigates the use of computer-mediated communication technologies and collaborative processes to facilitate effective interdependent collaboration in writing projects, especially in virtual workplace settings"--Provided by publisher.

Technical Communication

Author: Paul Anderson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428263934

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

View: 628

Thousands of students have successfully improved their writing and design skills using Anderson’s TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: A READER-CENTERED APPROACH. Known for its treatment of the rhetorical situation and coverage of usability and persuasion, this edition contains new chapters and an innovative, visually oriented design that will engage today’s students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Computers and Technical Communication

Pedagogical and Programmatic Perspectives

Author: Stuart A. Selber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567503322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

View: 1411

The essays collected in this volume address the full range of pedagogical and programmatic issues specifically facing technical communication teachers and programme directors in the computer age. The authors locate computers and computing activities within the richly-textured cultural contexts of a technological society, focusing on the technical communication instructional issues that remain most important as old versions of hardware and software are endlessly replaced by new ones.

Business and Technical Communication

An Annotated Guide to Sources, Skills, and Samples

Author: Sandra E. Belanger,Susan Lee Kendall,Toby Leigh Matoush

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

View: 5688

By combining research sources with an annotated bibliography this reference title locates the sources that offer practical solutions to business and technical communication problems.

Computer Games and Technical Communication

Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection

Author: Assoc Prof Ryan M Moeller,Asst Prof Jennifer deWinter

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472426428

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

View: 9562

Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry documentation; manuals, gameplay, and ethics; training, testing, and number crunching; and the work of games and gamifying work. In that computer games rely on a complex combination of written, verbal, visual, algorithmic, audio, and kinesthetic means to convey information, technical and professional writing scholars are uniquely poised to investigate the intersection between the technical and symbolic aspects of the computer game complex. The contributors to this volume bring to bear the analytic tools of the field to interpret the roles of communication, production, and consumption in this increasingly ubiquitous technical and symbolic medium.