Published on March 20, 2014
Crossing the UX Interdisciplinary Divide: Technical Communication and UX Kathie Gossett Asst. Professor of Digital Humanities & Human Computing Interaction Iowa State University | @gossettphd
Laying Groundwork & Building Bridges • Making partnerships • Administrative buy-in • Different disciplines
• 32 departments • 7 colleges
Laying Groundwork & Building Bridges • Making partnerships • Administrative buy-in • Different disciplines • Cultures • Vocabularies • Classroom Practices
Laying Groundwork & Building Bridges • Making partnerships • Administrative buy-in • Different disciplines • Cultures • Vocabularies • Architecture & Classroom Practices • Tenure & Promotion • Publication venues • Scholarship • Conferences • SIGDOC vs SIGCHI
Technical Communication & UX Communication as: • Participation • Interaction • Design • Structure • Writing “...Technical communication as a problem-solving activity.” ~Johnson-Eilola & Selber, 2013
Technical Communication & UX • Humanistic approach to technology • Technical communication as problem solving “Our field’s strengths in information design, project management, and content strategy coupled with our foundation in rhetoric are a strong fit for leading the development of programs that produce professionals capable of creating robust digital projects and services built around exciting new user experiences.” ~ Getto, Potts, Salvo, & Gossett, 2013
Learn More • Organizations • SIGDOC: http://www.sigdoc.org • SIGCHI: http://www.sigchi.org/ • IxDA: http://www.ixda.org/en • IA Institute: http://iainstitute.org • UPA: http://www.upassoc.org • Iowa State User Experience Lab: http://projects.vrac.iastate.edu/uxlab/
Thank you Dr. Kathie Gossett | firstname.lastname@example.org | @gossettphd
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