Representation in Engineering Practice: A Case Study of Framing in a Student Design Group

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Abstract

This article presents a case study using ethnographic and visual methods to investigate the framing activity of engineering students. Findings suggest students use the rhetorical figure of hypotyposis to produce the vivid images needed to frame engineering constraints. Data reveal students multimodally inducing collaboration between group members to construct images as ways to configure engineering constraints. The author argues for the usefulness of hypotyposis for understanding the framing of engineers, technical communicators, and other designers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-378
Number of pages18
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017

Keywords

  • Engineering communication
  • ethnography
  • rhetoric of technology
  • rhetorical theory
  • visual rhetoric
  • visualization techniques

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