Journal of the Society for Technical Communication

Volume 64, Number 3

EDITORIAL: The Magic and Mechanics of Research By Sam Dragga

ARTIST’S NOTE: On the Cover

BOOK REVIEWS by Jackie Damrau, Editor

RECENT & RELEVANT by Lyn Gattis

Volume 64, Number 2

EDITIORIAL: Localizing Communities, Goals, Communication, and Inclusion: A Collaborative Approach by Ann Shivers-McNair and Clarissa San Diego
ARTIST’S NOTES: On the Cover
BOOK REVIEWS by Jackie Damrau, Editor
RECENT & RELEVANT by Lyn Gattis

Volume 64, Number 1

Volume 64, Number 3

About the Artist
Ed Rempfer is a Multimedia Content Developer at SofterWare, Inc., where he creates websites, videos, animations and graphics in the User Experience department. From a bustling advertising agency to a growing software company, Ed has worked in the creative media industry since 2003 and loves every minute of it. In his spare time he likes to work out, play the piano, and play video games. Contact Ed at erempfer@softerware.com.

I hope that my illustration evokes the challenges we face in dealing with these blurring lines of distinction among the varied and overlapping forms of communication.

Volume 64, Number 2

About the Artist
Makenzie Maddox is an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University who will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Arts. This degree incorporates graphic design, illustration, and advertising. Makenzie is motivated to disburse positive messages and enjoys finding inspiration through literary, musical, and other artistic endeavors.

When creating my piece, I focused on the phrase “Globalizing User Experience” and created two heads to represent the people on earth.

Volume 64, Number 1

About the Artist
Makenzie Maddox is an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University who will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Arts. This degree incorporates graphic design, illustration, and advertising. Makenzie is motivated to disburse positive messages and enjoys finding inspiration through literary, musical, and other artistic endeavors.

When creating my piece, I focused on the phrase “Globalizing User Experience” and created two heads to represent the people on earth.

Volume 63, Number 4

About the Artist

Makenzie Maddox is an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University who will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Arts. This degree incorporates graphic design, illustration, and advertising. Makenzie is motivated to disburse positive messages and enjoys finding inspiration through literary, musical, and other artistic endeavors.

When creating my piece, I focused on the phrase “Globalizing User Experience” and created two heads to represent the people on earth.

Volume 63, Number 3

About the Artist

Makenzie Maddox is an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University who will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Arts. This degree incorporates graphic design, illustration, and advertising. Makenzie is motivated to disburse positive messages and enjoys finding inspiration through literary, musical, and other artistic endeavors.

When creating my piece, I focused on the phrase “Globalizing User Experience” and created two heads to represent the people on earth.

Volume 63, Number 2

About the Artist

Makenzie Maddox is an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University who will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Arts. This degree incorporates graphic design, illustration, and advertising. Makenzie is motivated to disburse positive messages and enjoys finding inspiration through literary, musical, and other artistic endeavors.

When creating my piece, I focused on the phrase “Globalizing User Experience” and created two heads to represent the people on earth.

Volume 63, Number 1

About the Artist

Makenzie Maddox is an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University who will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Arts. This degree incorporates graphic design, illustration, and advertising. Makenzie is motivated to disburse positive messages and enjoys finding inspiration through literary, musical, and other artistic endeavors.

When creating my piece, I focused on the phrase “Globalizing User Experience” and created two heads to represent the people on earth.

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Technical Communication, the Society for Technical Communication’s journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field’s most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews. Technical Communication is published quarterly and is free with membership.

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What is a technical communicator? Technical communicators develop and design instructional and informational tools needed to ensure safe, appropriate, and effective use of science and technology, intellectual property, and manufactured products and services. Technical communicators combine multimedia knowledge and strong communication skills with technical expertise to provide education across the entire spectrum of users’ abilities, technical experience, and visual and auditory capabilities. For more information visit www.stc.org/about-stc/defining-technical-communication.

The Society for Technical Communication is the largest association of technical communicators in the world. STC is currently classifying the Body of Knowledge for the field and communicating the value of technical communication. Its volunteer leadership continues to work with government bodies and standards organizations to increase awareness and accurate perception of technical communication. Membership is open to all with an interest in technical communication. Visit the STC Web site for details on membership categories, fees, and benefits.