perspectives in writing and rhetoric

rhetorics of mobility

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mobility, mobile design, and mobile technologies

Albers, Michael and Loel Kim. "An overview of web design issues for personal digital assistants." Technical Communication 49.1 (2002): 45-60.

Chu, Steve W. "Designing and delivering information in wireless space." Technical Communication 48.1 (2001): 49-58.

Geisler, Cheryl. "When Management Becomes Personal: An Activity-Theoretic Analysis of Palm Technologies." Writing Selves/Writing Societies: Research from Activity Perspectives. Eds. Bazerman, Charles and Russell, David. 2003. Accessed 26 August 2005 from <http://wac.colostate.edu/books/selves_societies/geisler/geisler.pdf>.

Gillette, David. "Metaphorical confusion and spatial mapping in an age of ubiquitous computing," Technical Communication 48.1 (2001): 42-8.

Graham, Michelle, Mark Chignell, Harumi Takeshita, "Design of Documentation for Handheld Ergonomics: Presenting Clinical Evidence at the Point of Care." Proceedings of the 20th annual international conference on Computer documentation. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ACM, 2002. 44-8.

Hayhoe, George F. "From Desktop to Palmtop: Creating Usable Online Documents for Wireless and Handheld Devices." Proceedings of the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference. 24-27 Oct. 2001. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Online Publications: Professional Communication Society<>.

Lohse, Gerald. "Models of graphical perception," Handbook for Human-Computer Interaction 2nd Edition. 1997.

Luchini, Kathleen, Chris Quintana, and Elliot Soloway. "Pocket PiCoMap: a case study in designing and assessing a handheld concept mapping tool for learners." Proceedings of the conference on Human factors in computing systems Ft. Lauderdale, FL: ACM, 2003. 321-8.

Natarajan, Prashant. "Designing Online Help for Pocket PCs." STC Usability SIG Newsletter 10.4 (April 2004). Accessed 10 August from <http://www.stcsig.org/usability/newsletter/0404-pocketpc_help.html>.

Prensky, Marc. "What can you Learn from a Cell Phone? Almost Anything!" Innovate: A Journal of Online Education 1.5 (June/July 2005). Accessed 27 June 2005 from <http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=83>.

Spinuzzi, Clay. "Using a handheld PC to collect and analyze observational data." Proceedings of the 21st annual International conference on Documentation. San Francisco: ACM, 2003. 73-9.

Swarts, Jason. "PDAs in Medical Settings: The Importance of Organization in PDA Text Design." IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 48.2 (June 2005): 161-76.

Tamminen, Sakari, Antti Oulasvirta, Kalle Toiskallio, and Any Kankainen. "Understanding Mobile Contexts." Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 8.2 (2004): 135-143.

rhetoric and fieldwork

Bizzell, Patricia and Bruce Herzberg, eds. The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. Boston: Bedford, 1990.

Cintron, Ralph. Chero Ways, Gang Life, and Rhetorics of the Everyday. Boston: Beacon, 1997.

Clark, Gregory. "Rhetorical Criticism." The Critical Experience: Literary Reading, Writing, and Criticism. Ed. David Cowels, Mike Austin, Gregory Clark. Davenport, IA: Kendall/Hunt Pub Co, 1994. 180-93. Available in .pdf format here.

Corbett, Edward P.J. and Robert J. Connors. Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student. 4th edition. New York: Oxford, 1999.

Covino, William A. The Elements of Persuasion. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998.

Crowley, Sharon and Debra Hawhee. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students. 3rd edition. New York: Pearson/Longman. 2004.

Foss, Sonia K. Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration and Practice. 3rd edition. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland, 2004.

Millen, David R. "Rapid ethnography: time deepening strategies for HCI field research." Proceedings of the conference on Designing interactive systems: processes, practices, methods, and techniques. New York: ACM, 2000. 280-6.

Sunstein, Bonnie Stone and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater. FieldWorking: Reading and Writing Research. 2nd edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002.

technology and culture

Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." Illuminations. 1968. 217-51.

Bijker, Wiebe E. Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change. Cambridge, Ma: MIT, 1995.

Borgmann, Albert. "The Moral Significance of the Material Culture." Technology & The Politics of Knowledge. Andrew Feenberg and Alastair Hannay, Ed. Indianapolis: Indiana UP, 1995. 85-96.

Feenberg, Andrew. Questioning Technology. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Hoffman, Christopher R. and Marcia-Anne Dobres. "Conclusion: Making Material Culture, Making Culture Material." The Social Dynamics of Technology: Practice, Politics, and World Views. Marcia-Anne Dobres and Christopher R. Hoffman, Ed. Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1999. 209-22.

Johnson, Robert R. User-Centered Technology: A Rhetorical Theory for Computers and Other Mundane Artifacts. Albany, NY: State U of New York P, 1998.

Kvasny, Lynette and Duane Truex III. "Information Technology and the Cultural Reproduction of Social Order: A Research Paradigm." Organizational and Social Perspectives on Information Technology. Richard Baskerville, Jan Stage, and Janice I. DeGross, Ed. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2000. 277-93.

Lyotard, Jean François. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. Trans. Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota P, 1997.

Pacey, Arnold. Meaning in Technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1999.

Postman, Neil. Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology, and Education. Vintage, 1992.

--- . Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. Vintage, 1993.

Roszak, Theodore. The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking. U of California P, 1994.

Sardar, Ziauddin. "alt.civilizations.faq: Cyberspace as the Darker Side of the West." Cyberfutures: Culture and Politics on the Information Superhighway. Ziauddin Sardar and Jerome R. Ravetz, eds. Pluto Press, 1996. 14-41.

Winner, Langdon. The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology. U of Chicago P, 1988.

additional_resources

Paul D. Hibbitts has a useful list of design resources for mobile technologies available at <http://www.smallscreensbiglessons.com/resources.html>.