Archives for September 2017

Call for Participation: GSOLE Survey on Student Preparedness for Online Writing Instruction

For educators who teach online, a request from Diane Martinez (of the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators/GSOLE) to participate in a survey project on student preparedness in relation to online learning experiences.  (Should folks have questions on this survey, please contact Diane directly at dlmartinez@email.wcu.edu) A national … [Read more...]

Visual Rhetoric: Making Arguments Visually Using Elements of Visual Grammar

When designing visuals, we often neglect to identify a purpose beyond simply representing data. But visuals - particularly data visuals and infographics - are most effective when they are designed with a clear purpose in mind, particularly if they contribute to an argument. Melissa Clarkson's earlier post on The Elements of Visual … [Read more...]

Infographic Errors: How People Err in Designing Visuals

As news organizations, governments, and corporations struggle to communicate more complex information to multiple audiences, they increasingly rely on visual representations.  Quite a number of prominent failures in visual design that have played out in the media over the past few years; looking at these failures can help us avoid our own, and … [Read more...]

3Q17 Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

The September 2017 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication has recently been published online. If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive this issue, printed together with the December issue, in December. The issue contains the following articles, described below: Research Article— A Descriptive Survey of Technical … [Read more...]