See What I Mean

Author: Kevin Cheng
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
ISBN: 9781933820859
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Design

If you're an executive, designer, product manager, marketer, or engineer, communication is part of your work. Using images and text in unique ways, comics can engage readers in ways traditional methods can't. In See What I Mean, you'll learn how to create comics about your products and processes without an illustrator—just like Google, eBay, and Adobe do.

Postcomposition

Author: Sidney I Dobrin
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809387885
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Leading a burgeoning self-critical moment in composition studies and writing program administration, Postcomposition is a fundamental reconsideration of the field that attempts to shift the focus away from pedagogy and writing subjects and toward writing itself. In this forceful and reasoned critique of many of the primary tenets and widely accepted institutional structures of composition studies, Sidney I. Dobrin delivers a series of shocks to the system meant to disrupt the pedagogical imperative and move beyond the existing limits of the discipline. Dobrin evaluates the current state of composition studies, underscoring the difference between composition and writing and arguing that the field's focus on the administration of writing students and its historically imposed prohibition on theory greatly limit what can be understood about writing. Instead he envisions a more significant approach to writing, one that questions the field's conservative allegiance to subject and administration and reconsiders writing as spatial and ecological. Using concepts from ecocomposition, spatial theory, network theory, complexity theory, and systems theory, Postcomposition lays the groundwork for a networked theory of writing, and advocates the abandonment of administration as a useful part of the field. He also challenges the usefulness of rhetoric in writing studies, showing how writing exceeds rhetoric. Postcomposition is a detailed consideration of how posthumanism affects the field's understanding of subjectivity. It also tears at the seams of the "contingent labor problem." As he articulates his own frustrations with the conservatism of composition studies and builds on previous critiques of the discipline, Dobrin stages a courageous-and inevitably polemical-intellectual challenge to the entrenched ideas and assumptions that have defined composition studies.

Teaching Visual Literacy

Author: Nancy Frey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412953115
Release Date: 2008-01-09
Genre: Education

Presents articles that describe how teachers and literacy specialists can use visual media, including graphic novels, cartoons, and picture books, to motivate reading.

Unflattening

Author: Nick Sousanis
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674744431
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

Supercommunicator

Author: Frank Pietrucha
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814433690
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics

In our increasingly complicated and data-driven world, many new developments are so complex that only experts comprehend their nuances. But what they don't grasp is how to tell the world about them. Communicating technical content to nontechnical listeners has fast become a critical 21st-century skill. Explaining what you do and why it's important drives funding, policy decisions, media exposure, public awareness, and customer adoption. This groundbreaking guide will help anyone to deliver clear, persuasive messages that win hearts, minds, and budgets. Supercommunicator explains how to: Distill details and data into big ideas Deliver meaning to audiences Use storytelling to captivate and educate Humanize content to make complicated ideas more tangible Layer harder ideas on top of easier ideas Strip away complex language, jargon, and acronyms Use analogies to explain unfamiliar areas Master new digital modes of expression And more Enhanced with a wealth of examples--from how the National Academy of Sciences used audience research to improve the way evolution is taught, to how NASA incorporated cutting-edge tools to visualize issues in climatology--this one-of-a-kind book reveals how to make the complex comprehensible, and the dry deeply compelling.

It s the Way You Say It

Author: Carol Fleming
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781609947453
Release Date: 2013-02-08
Genre: Business & Economics

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Speak Your Mind Effectively! The best, most direct way to convey your intelligence, expertise, professionalism, and personality to other people is through talking to them. But most people have no idea what they sound like. And even if they do, they don’t think they can change it. It’s the Way You Say It is a thorough, nuts-and-bolts guide to becoming aware and taking control of how you communicate with others. Dr. Carol Fleming provides detailed advice and scores of exercises for • Understanding how others hear you • Dealing with specific speech problems • Varying your vocal patterns to make your speech more dynamic • Using grammar and vocabulary to increase your clarity and impact • Reinforcing your message with nonverbal cues • Conquering stage fright An entire section of the book focuses on communication issues in the workplace—interviews, presentations, voice mail, and more. Dr. Fleming puts a human face on her advice through vivid before-and-after stories of forty men and women who came to her for help. “No other skills will position you ahead of your competition as much as good speaking and presentation skills. No book approaches the depth and breadth of Dr. Carol Fleming’s It’s the Way You Say It.” —Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, keynote speaker, executive speech coach, and president of Fripp & Associates

Comic Strip Conversations

Author: Carol Gray
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1885477228
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Comic Strip Conversations are based on the belief that visualization and visual supports, found useful in structuring the learning of students with autism, may also improve their understanding and comprehension of conversation....the use of a basic set of symbols [and colours] are used in [this book] to illustrate social skills which are abstract and difficult for students with autism to understand."--p.1.

The Power of Communication

Author: Helio Fred Garcia
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132888844
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Communication is the absolutely indispensable leadership discipline. But, too often, leaders and professional communicators get mired in tactics, and fail to influence public attitudes in the ways that would help them the most. This book builds on the U.S. Marine Corps' legendary publication Warfighting, showing how to apply the Corps' proven leadership and strategy doctrine to all forms of public communication. The author reveals how to orient on audiences, recognizing their centers of gravity and most critical concerns. He also teaches how to integrate and succeed with all three levels of communication: strategic, operational, and tactical. He shows how to take the initiative and control the agenda, respond to events with speed and focus, use the power of maneuver, prepare and plan, and put it all together, in order to become a "habitually strategic" communicator.

El Deafo

Author: Cece Bell
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613126219
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for. PRAISE FOR EL DEAFO STARRED REVIEWS "A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Worthy of a superhero." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeier’s Smile (2011) and Liz Prince’s Tomboy." --Booklist

March Book One

Author: John Lewis
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
ISBN: 9781603093026
Release Date: 2013-08-12
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

Stand Up Comedy

Author: Judy Carter
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780440502432
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Humor

The authur states that she will teach comedy, but to be funny she gives experienced advice, gives assignments, and gives examples from established comedians

The Silence of Our Friends

Author: Mark Long
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781596436183
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Follows the experiences of a white family from a racist suburb and a black family from Houston's most disadvantaged community who cross color lines to defend five black college students charged with the murder of a policeman.

We Have No Idea

Author: Jorge Cham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780735211513
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Humor

Cham and Whiteson "explore the biggest unknowns in the universe, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). While they're at it, they ... demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes"--Amazon.com.

The 9 11 Report

Author: Sid Jacobson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809057382
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A graphic novel of the report of the 9/11 Commission reveals the Commission's findings regarding the terrorist attacks on the United States and its recommendations concerning what the United States government needs to do in its wake.