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10-minute interviews with technical communication practitioners, scholars, and innovators. Hosted by Dr. Ryan Weber at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Transcripts for many episodes available at https://tinyurl.com/2uu9swrc.

10-Minute Tech Comm UAH Technical Communication

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    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

10-minute interviews with technical communication practitioners, scholars, and innovators. Hosted by Dr. Ryan Weber at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Transcripts for many episodes available at https://tinyurl.com/2uu9swrc.

    David Nunez on Docs for Developers

    David Nunez on Docs for Developers

    David Nunez talks about his book Docs for Developers (https://docsfordevelopers.com/), coauthored with Jared Bhatti, Zachary Sarah Corleissen, Jen Lambourne, and Heidi Waterhouse. David talks about why developers need to write documents, how to understand your audience, the writing process, and ways to measure the success of documentation. Transcripts for the first 50 episodes are now available (https://tinyurl.com/2uu9swrc). Follow @TechCommUAH or email Ryan Weber at ryan.weber@uah.edu for more information about the show.

    • 14 min
    Julio Vazquez on DITA and the Technical Work of Technical Communication

    Julio Vazquez on DITA and the Technical Work of Technical Communication

    Julio Vazquez is a Senior Digital Content Strategist at Cisco and a technical communicator with decades of experience. He joins the show to talk about his experience helping to create the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard and why he's a DITA evangelist. Follow @TechCommUAH or email Ryan Weber at ryan.weber@uah.edu for more information about the show.

    • 17 min
    Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival Special Episode on Misinformation Featuring Dr. Sara Yeo, Dr. Leticia Bode, and Maryam Maleki

    Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival Special Episode on Misinformation Featuring Dr. Sara Yeo, Dr. Leticia Bode, and Maryam Maleki

    This episode is part of the Big Rhetorical Podcast Carnival 2021 on Contending with Misinformation in the Community and Classroom. The episode features three experts who study how misinformation spreads and effective ways to thwart it. Dr. Sara Yeo (1:43) discusses our weaknesses in identifying misinformation and how emotion and humor affect receptions of scientific information. Dr. Leticia Bode (18:45) provides a nuanced definition of misinformation and explains why countering misinformation online is not always a waste of your time. Maryam Maleki (41:15) talks about how misinformation spreads online following models that also predict the spread of infectious diseases. Follow @TechCommUAH or email Ryan Weber at ryan.weber@uah.edu for more information about the show.

    • 55 min
    Natalie Dunbar on Information Architecture and Content Strategy

    Natalie Dunbar on Information Architecture and Content Strategy

    Natalie Dunbar (https://www.nataliedunbarcontentstrategist.com/) defines information architecture and content strategy, then explains how to implement both! She explains how to keep your webpage from resembling the Winchester Mystery House (https://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/)! Also, transcripts for the first 50 episodes are now available (https://tinyurl.com/2uu9swrc). Follow @TechCommUAH or email Ryan Weber at ryan.weber@uah.edu for more information about the show.

    • 16 min
    Dr. Jason Tham on Design Thinking

    Dr. Jason Tham on Design Thinking

    Dr. Jason Tham (https://jasontham.com/) joins the podcast to talk about his new book, Design Thinking in Technical Communication: Solving Problems through Making and Collaboration (https://www.routledge.com/Design-Thinking-in-Technical-Communication-Solving-Problems-through-Making/Tham/p/book/9780367478216). Follow @TechCommUAH or email Ryan Weber at ryan.weber@uah.edu for more information about the show.

    • 11 min
    Philip Kiely on Writing for Software Developers

    Philip Kiely on Writing for Software Developers

    Philip Kiely, author of Writing for Software Developers (https://philipkiely.com/wfsd/) talks about how technical professionals can write content users love. We discuss the writing process, how to assemble articles effectively, how to get users to care about your topics, and why the Heart Bleed Bug was so well named. Follow @TechCommUAH or email Ryan Weber at ryan.weber@uah.edu for more information about the show.

    • 17 min

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We need more of these!

Ryan and his knowledgeable guests offer up engaging and useful information every show. Never disappoints. More shows please!

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Excellent Resource for Tech Comm

I especially recommend this podcast for Tech Comm students and professors so they can learn about or stay abreast of some of the current trends in the field. The interviews with scholars and/or professionals are informative and enlightening.

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