ACM SIGDOC Poster on Bibliometric Visualizations & Disciplinary Trends
In fall 2016, I featured a poster at the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (Silver Spring, MD) on bibliometric visualizations and disciplinary trends in technical communication over four decades. The visualizations, which highlight 1,992 articles from 1972 t0 2016, present three distinct groups based on the text contained in the corpus: pedagogy, the rhetorical tradition, and research. Connections (and non connections) between those groups are useful for helping researchers to understand where new connections should be formed in future research and practice.
UX Methods & Communication Design as Civic Agency
Featured in the forthcoming Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication, I co-authored (along with Kristi Wiley and Josh Anderson) a user experience report that highlighted our methods and methodologies employed during a community-based UX research project in Lansing, Michigan. This work is important for future UX projects that hope to engage community members, especially designs that focus on transportation infrastructure, mobility, and park design.
ATTW 2015 Social Media Curation
I was invited to be one of four social media curators at the 2015 annual conference of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing in Tampa, FL. My mission to select two panels, live tweet the events of those panels, and later create a Storify that archived each. To access each Storify I created for the panels I attended/reported on, follow the links below:
HASTAC Multimodal Workshop & Workbook
I collaborated with several other HASTAC Scholars from programs across the country to design a collaborative project on multimodal pedagogy. The first part of this project involved a face-to-face workshop led by Jody Shipka at the Digital Writing Research Lab at the University of Texas-Austin. This workshop was screencast synchronously with participants across the U.S., including HASTAC Scholars and anyone else interested at our home institutions. The second phase of this project, which I led, included an online workbook and reflections on multimodal pedagogy, which was featured on HASTAC.
Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing Website Archive & Geomap
In spring 2014, I collected all available conference websites that represent the beginnings of the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) in 1997 to present. Arguably the last remaining regional conference dedicated to computers and writing, GPACW is a significant conference to the computers and writing community and an archive of these websites can aid scholars in identifying trends, shifts, and evolutions in the sub-field for nearly two decades. The archive can be accessed in this shared Google Drive folder. You can also view a full-screen geomap (pictured above) I created on BatchGeo that displays all conference sites since 1997: