What I’ve learned in Tech Comm

Throughout this semester in Technical Effective Communications we have covered many topics relating to how to form and write a professional document or piece. One topic that has stood out to me is the use and importance of infographics. Infographics are used to help explain or show an idea without the use of lots of words but instead uses graphics and images to get a point across. Which can be more eye appealing to the audience and keep them engaged. Learning about infographics has changed the way i approach my work because it teaches me that writing a proposal or having an writing presentation is not the only way to display a set of information. Instead you can use a group of pictures, graphs or charts designed in an organized and easy to read layout. The graphics are able to tell a story of its own for a minimum amount of words.

Being a mechanical engineering technology student , I will use what i have learned for future experiences at work, by helping me with giving presentations, or proposals that i may have to give at work, either to a boss of mine or just to other coworkers. Since mechanical engineers design products and mechanisms that can be manufactured and produced. So by being able to know how to display the information that i have proposed in an professional manner in a work area, will help me get a better job and succeed in the business world.

Kaity Wolford

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One thought on “What I’ve learned in Tech Comm

  1. As a professional tech writer – yes! Graphics can summarize a process, a concept, a data group in way that a pile of text cannot. I find that I end of drawing a process flow to make sure I understand the high-level process before I start to write the specific steps. Another key to effective graphics are integrating text and graphics using callouts, numbered steps right on a software screen capture, etc.

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