digital portfolio

A preview image of my SIGDOC 2016 poster entitled: Tracing Disciplinary Networks, Visualizing Futures: Analyzing Four Decades of Technical Communication Scholarship through Bibliometric Displays.

A preview image of my SIGDOC 2016 poster on bibliometric visualizations and disciplinary trends.

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.

Tracing Disciplinary Networks, Visualizing Futures: Analyzing Four Decades of Technical Communication Scholarship through Bibliometric Displays

 


 

A simple visual, represented in circles, that depicts the methods employed in our UX research project. Participatory design, community-based research, CLUE, and understandings from UX design shaped our ideological and methodological approach to the project. We employed a simple agile methods in tandem with our methodological approach to guide our actions.

A visual representation of the methods employed in our UX research project. Participatory design, community-based research, CLUE, and UX design shaped our ideological and methodological approach to the project. We used agile methods in tandem with our methodological approach to guide our actions.

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.

The Trail Reporter Mobile Application: Methods for UX Research and Communication Design as Civic Agency


 

This is a photograph of Brian McNely's presentation at ATTW, taken by Michael Faris. The slide depicts a user wearing headphones and typing on a computer.

This is a photograph of Brian McNely’s presentation at ATTW, taken by Michael Faris. The slide depicts a user wearing headphones and typing on a computer.

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:

Roundtable Discussion: Enacting Social Justice, Finding Value in Technical Communication

Lightning Talks with a Respondent: The (New) Material of Technical Communication: Method, Practice, Pedagogy

 


 

This is a banner, created by Jason Tham, that was used for our featured post on HASTAC. The banner depicts a series of frames in the background with large text in all caps in the foreground that reads" Evocative Objects: Multimodal Composing."

This is a banner, created by Jason Tham, that was used for our featured post on HASTAC. The banner depicts a series of frames in the background with large text in all caps in the foreground that reads” Evocative Objects: Multimodal Composing.”

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.

Evocative Objects: A workbook on multimodal composition including assignments, exercises & further reading

 


 

This is a geomap of all conference locations of the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing from 1997 to 2014. The map depicts locators on cities across Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska.

This is a geomap of all conference locations of the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing from 1997 to 2014. The map depicts locators on cities across Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska.

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:

Geomap: Past and Future Locations of the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing