Perspective

Perspective is a writer, speaker, knowledge worker's unique world viewa theoretical lens used to evaluate a text Key Concepts: Interpretation, Persona; Point of View; Rhetorical Stance; Rhetorical Reasoning Perspective as the expression of a character, a point of view One example of perspective is a narrator's attitudes or beliefs about an event, person or place. For instance, a narrator could take a humorous, satirical rhetorical stance. Readers, listeners, users . . . read literature to learn about the cultures, histories, and perspectives of others. Perspective as a rhetorical tool of...

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Text, Composition

A text, a composition, is a text, a work of art, anything that can be read or interpreteda signifier, an effort to embody thought via some sort of signa dynamic, networked, socio-cultural-historical artifact. Synonymous Terms: Text & composition are synonymous terms. Texts or Compositions may also be called DiscourseCopyContentProseWriting. Key Concepts: Composing; Composing Processes; Composition Studies; First-Year Composition; Semiotics: The Signified & The Signifier; Text, Textuality When you first consider what text means, you probably think about books and magazines. Or maybe you think about text messages. And that's certainly...

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Commonplaces (Topoi)

Commonplaces (Topoi) are "a store of common understandings, a set of shared cultural resources, by means of which rhetoricians could construct arguments . . . " (Lindquist 2020 )an iterative, socio-historical-cultural processa rhetorical constructthe shared information between the writer, speaker, knowledge worker . . . and their audiencethe whole kit and caboodle. Related Concepts: Cultural Literacy; Intersubjectivity; Scholarship as a Conversation; Register Commonplaces, which Aristotle and the Greeks conceptualized as Topoi, are shared understandings among people. Thus, the commonplace is a rhetorical construct: it presumes a rhetor and an audience....

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Problem Space, Solution Space

Problem SpaceThe Problem Space is the problem and everything associated with the problem, including such things as the history of the problem; the stakeholders (those who benefit from the problem, those who contribute to the problem, and those who feel the problem most deeply, as pain). Solution SpaceThe Solution Space, in contrast, constitutes the world of products, services, and policies that have been produced to address a particular problem. Related Concepts: Invention; Growth Mindset; Venture Design; Design Thinking; Believing; Customer Discovery; Problem Definition Defining the problem space and writing a...

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Problem Scenarios

Problem Scenarios are real, imagined, and hypothesized problems and needs that particular people experience or are hypothesized to experience in a problem spacea unit of analysis in customer discovery, an empirical research method. Key Concepts: Customer Discovery Interviews; Design; Design Thinking; Lean Product Development; Mixed Research Methods; Problem Definition; Problem Scenarios; Rhetoric; Usability; Venture Design Problem Scenarios are a tool developers use to imagine how a customer or a sketch of a customer, a customer persona, interacts with a problem in a problem space. Developers create customer personas to speculate...

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Illustrations

Illustrations are visual images that typically accompany alphabetical texts in order to explicate, satirize, or demonstrate a point. Examples of illustrations are drawings, pictures, or paintings. Key Concepts: Text & Intertextuality; Design Caution: This is an article stub. Please check back in a bit. We hope to write this page soon. Still, if you have something to say, let us know.

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Icons, Ideograms, Pictographs

Icons, Ideograms, Pictographs are a sign, an image, that graphically represents a concept or a thinga way to show rather than tell, a way to engage the audience's senses rather than to tella lingua franca, a tool of language, a way to communicate to global audiences Key Concepts: Text & Intertextuality; Design Caution: This is an article stub. Please check back in a bit. We hope to write this page soon. Still, if you have something to say, let us know.

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Team Workspace

The Team Workspace is a writing space that is shared with teams. Teams can use a range of media. Snapchat. Facebook Messenger. Instagram When Teams come across interesting information about their project, it's useful to share that information with their team. Team members need to keep one another apprised of ongoing developments. It's not uncommon to use software applications to manage team communications. Team Research Workspaces are likely to be encrypted. Synonymous Terms: Document Management Portfolio

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Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics is a topic of academic inquiry focused oninterpretationunderstandinga textual research method used to explore a range of topics, includinghistory, culture, stylethe ways culture and social networks shape interpretation the ways personality and mindset shape interpretationthe effects of new technologies on interpretationways interpretive practices reinscribe power relations between rhetors and audiences. Hermeneutics is derived from the Greek word hermeneuin, which means to interpretfrom Hermes, the Greek god who could convey messages across realms—the underworld, the world of mortals, and the divine realms. Key Terms: Critical Thinking; Critical Analysis; Dialectic; Flow,...

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