Dave Yeats, Assistant Professor of technical and professional communication, specializes in usability, Web design, and software documentation.
Dave earned his PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University, where he served as an Assistant Director of User Research. Before that, he worked as a technical writer at several high-tech companies in Austin, Texas. He still works as a consultant or contract technical communicator as time permits.
In the classroom, Dave likes to emphasize skills that students can apply to their future careers through hands-on projects, including Web sites, research reports, or usability studies.
Dave's research interests include an investigation of usability practices in the open-source software community, examination of the rhetorical purposes of various deliverables related to usability evaluation, and the ethics of technical communication.
"Understanding the Role of the Highlights Video in Usability Testing: A Consideration of Rhetorical and Generic Expectations." Technical Communication, 52.2 (May) 2005, pp. 156-62. (with Locke Carter)
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