Type, Delete, Repeat: Exploring How We Write for Mobile Devices
NC State graduate student Joel Schneier studies how we write for mobile devices — and how those practices affect our day-to-day communications. We caught up with Schneier about one of his recent studies, in which he compared editing and revising practices for mobile devices and computers.
Study Finds Indie Rockers Face Business Communication Challenges
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that indie rock musicians face significant business communication challenges, requiring them to develop skills that are probably not what they had in mind when they decided to make a career out of rock n’ roll.
Twitter: A More Timely Way to Measure Neighborhood Trends?
Researchers have historically measured gentrification through the U.S. Census and other official tallies. However because the Census operates on a 10-year cycle, some changes may not be apparent in the data until long after they have occurred. NC State doctoral student Desiree Dighton thinks social media may provide a more timely observation of gentrification. On Twitter, for instance, she said the conversation is constant and ongoing.
Doctoral Student Helps Recreate Historic King Speech
Bringing the words of a 1960 speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to life has been the work of doctoral student Keon Pettiway, a digital humanist and research assistant with NC State’s Virtual MLK Project (vMLK). And as he completes his Ph.D. in communication, rhetoric and digital media, he and the vMLK team are preparing for a September event at NC State University that will draw attention to King’s involvement in North Carolina during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Undergrad Pursues Mobile Eco App Research
After transferring to NC State in 2015, Tarang Malaviya says he was inspired to "seek solutions to current problems." So, that's what he did. Volunteering to assist a doctoral student with environmental communication research, Malaviya helped study how mobile phone applications can help the public make sustainable choices.
Eco Apps: A Guide to Going Green
After spending the past four years researching how to increase public engagement through environmental communication, Eli Typhina believes one solution may lie in the palms of more and more people’s hands: mobile phones.
Study Highlights Importance of Multimodal Communication in Higher Ed
Research from NC State finds that "multimodal" communication — using a mix of words, images and other resources — is important for students and faculty in higher education, a finding that argues for increased instruction in multimodal communication for undergraduates.
Grad Students Display Innovative Work at Research Symposium
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was well represented Wednesday at the 2016 Graduate Student Research Symposium. A total of 43 Humanities and Social Sciences students from 14 different graduate programs presented their work at the annual symposium, which showcases research from across campus through poster presentations that are judged by faculty.
Do You Read Me?
Engineers have their own way of talking about their work. Computer scientists often speak a different kind of code. Statisticians employ yet another specialized language. Get them all together and it can feel like a veritable Tower of Babel. That's why NC State’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences invited experts in communication, social science, management and design to join them.
Think and Do No Harm
An interdisciplinary team of NC State students -- including doctoral students from Humanities and Social Sciences -- won first place in an international synthetic biology competition this month for designing a Web-based decision-making tool to help people innovate responsibly.