Discuss Trendspotting: The comic as a technical communication tool
Posted: 07 December 2008 05:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Use this thread to discuss the article Trendspotting: The comic as a technical communication tool.


Eagranie Yuh
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Posted: 12 March 2013 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Although I have little personal experience with using the comic as a technical communication tool per se, I can reference graphic novels (one of my all time favourite forms of creative literature) as being a highly effective literacy tool. I currently am reading two that correlate instructions with images, one being dealing with a parent who has terminal cancer and the other being on the history of the atom bomb.  I think that good technical writing should encompass a mixture of different media in order to get the message across to all types of learners—-visual, audio, reading, tactile, etc. What specifically are you citing as comics in technical communication?