Experience Design Should Not Make Users Cry

An Experience Design Review of Munich’s Altes Pinakothek Museum

By Kristin Zibell, guest author

June 2024

I thought the Albrecht Dürer masterwork painting, “Selbstbildnis imcPelzrock” would make me cry.cInstead, it was the abominable experience design of the Altes Pinakothek museum that brought me to tears.

My parents and I …

Antenarratives to the Single Story: Tham Interview


Over the next weeks and months, we will be highlighting award winners recognized by IEEE ProComm. This week’s interview is with Dr. Jason Tham, who is an Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. Tham is also the Assistant Chair of …

Call for Board of Governors (BoG) Nominations 2023

The IEEE Professional Communication Society is managed by a Board of Governors comprising 12 volunteers who work to assure that our society serves its members and the field of technical and professional communication. If you are interested in a higher level of involvement in the society …

Candidates on Slate for 2022-2024 Board of Governors

A slate of six candidates for election to the ProComm Board of Governors for 2022–2024 has been announced.

Nancy Barr, Mercer UniversityZhijun Gao, Peking University Suzanne Lane, MITKira Dreher, University of QatarLin Dong, University of International Business and Economics, BeijingAravindhan Anbazhagan, IEEE ProComm YP representative

The election schedule is as …

Generation Z sets technological boundaries at work, research shows

A recent article from IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication was featured in the Arizona State University news.

Generation Z have been told throughout their high school and collegiate careers that their technology use would distract them in the workplace. However, when they got there, they discovered …

How communication in industry differs from academia

Moving from Student to Engineer – Part 1

By Robert Lyons, Technical and Management Consultant, and Nancy Barr, PhD

The differences between academic and industrial communication projects seem to be in scope and scale of content, size and number of teams, duration of collaboration, and geographic dispersion. 

Industry …

Announcing the ProComm Fireside Chat series

Our society is excited to launch a discussion series to help you stay connected with like-minded professionals as we all navigate significant changes to our professional lives. The “ProComm Fireside Chat” series will be an informal opportunity to learn from other ProComm members as we …

Award Nominations 2021

ProComm is currently looking for nominations for our 2021 awards, specifically:

The Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering CommunicationThe Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication SocietyThe Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education

Additional details about these …

Finding your Voice and Verbs in Engineering

In her paper “‘Here We Show’: Teaching Engineering Students to Reason with an Audience,” to be delivered at ProComm 2020, Dr. Suzanne Lane argues that learning to use first-person discourse alongside with active voice is an important step in becoming an engineer. 

Although the use of …