Events

Technical Communication day held on July, 4th at the University of Twente (the Netherlands)

New developments in practice and research

 This event provided an opportunity to:

  • Learn about recent developments in practice and research in the area of technical communication;
  • Learn about the final results of the TecCOMFrame project, a project in which the competencies of technical communicators are investigated (https://www.teccom-frame.eu/teccomframe/);
  • Meet other people who are interested in technology and communication;
  • Take a tour through the university’s new DesignLab, a creative and cross-disciplinary lab, connecting science and society through design. Faculty and students from all fields work together with companies and governments to implement and develop scientific and technological insights that can be used in finding and shaping creative, innovative and meaningful solutions for complex societal challenges (https://www.utwente.nl/en/designlab/).

Invited were industry representatives, technical communicators, researchers, teachers and students and all other interested stakeholders to exchange information, to learn from each other and to strengthen relations.

Schedule (with presentations) 

 

9:30

Welcome and presentation of the TecCOM Competence Framework

 

Joyce Karreman, University of Twente

9:45

Mind the gap! Past, present and future challenges in practice @Nedap Livestock Management

 

Matthijs Mensink & Debbie van Rijswijk, Nedap Livestock Management

 

10:05

The development of technical communication skills using games

 

Edward Faber & David Reid, Thales T-XChange

10:25

Smart content to support maintenance aboard ship

 

Peter van Bart, Eluxis

10:40

BREAK

 

 

11:00

Research – How students use software; feature underuse

 

Jitske Botma, University of Twente

11:10

Research - Gamification and augmented reality in an e-learning tool

 

Evelien Boensma, University of Twente

11:20

Research – Using augmented reality to guide assembly tasks

 

Yumeng Yang, University of Twente

11:30

Knowledge sharing with virtual-, augmented-, and mixed-reality

 

Jeroen Schiphorst, Recreate

12:00

DesignLab tour

 

 

13:00

Lunch

 

Location: University of Twente, building Gallery, INFORM (https://www.utwente.nl/en/contact/route/)

Further information can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Joyce Karreman (j.karreman@utwente.nl).

A video impression of the day can be found here 

The event was organized by:

  • University of Twente, department of Communication Science
  • Eluxis, Knowledge Management
  • TecCOMFrame project