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Wed Oct 21 1998

Confs: Document Design/Discourse Analysis

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Message 1: international conference on document design

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 14:42:19 MET
From: Arjan.Mutsaers <A.J.M.Mutsaerskub.nl>
Subject: international conference on document design


Announcement: International Conference on Document design

On December 17 and 18, 1998, Tilburg University will host the first

 International Conference on Document Design. 

The conference will address research on the design of informative,
instructive, and persuasive texts. 

Programme:

THURSDAY DECEMBER 17

09.00		Registration		
09.55 - 10.00	Opening							
10.00 - 11.00	Keynote Speaker 1					
		M. Sadoski on informative documents

11.00 - 12.00 	Session 1 and Session 2	
					
Session 1: From text processing to document design I 		

11.00 - 11.30	L. Degand, Y. Bestgen, & N. Lefevre: "Can connectives
 improve informative text comprehension?"	
11.30 - 12.00 	V. Dupont & Y. Bestgen: "The role of structural preview on
 expository text processing"	

Session 2: Technology and document design 		

11.00 - 11.30 	S. Kimminau & L. McPhee: "A Web-based document system for
 use in Oil Well Diagnosis"
11.30 - 12.00 	M. van der Tol: "Composing abstracts for modular electronic
 articles in physics"

12.00- 13.30	Lunch							

13.30 - 15.00 	Session 3 and Session 4		

Session 3: From text processing to document design II	

13.30 - 14.00 	T. Sanders: "Effects of text structure on text understanding:
 From text processing to text design?"	
14.00 - 14.30 	S. Gulgoz, T. Kumkale, M. Emrah Aktunc, & T. Eskenazi:
 "Text processing models and research as tools for designing learnable texts"
	
14.30 - 15.00 	L. Noordman: "On some reader-related factors that affect what
 information readers process from the text"		

	
Session 4: Text and visuals in instructive texts		

13.30 - 14.00	M. Gellevij, H. van der Meij, T. de Jong & J.Pieters: "Do
 screen captures in manuals make a difference? -A comparison between textual
 and visual manuals"	
14.00 - 14.30 	L. Johnsen: "Designing perceptually cohesive objects in
 technical documentation"	
14.30 - 15.00 	H. van der Meij & M. Gellevij: "Screen captures in software
 documentation"	


15.00- 15.30	Break

15.30 - 16.30	Session 5 and Session 6 		

Session 5: Assessing text quality				

15.30 - 16.00	R. Neutelings & N. Ummelen: "Measuring reading behaviour:
 a comparison of two instruments"	
16.00 - 16.30 	M. de Jong & P. Schellens: "Formative evaluation in document
 design: Validity of the plus-minus method for the pretesting of brochures"
		
Session 6: New reading					

15.30 - 16.00 	S. Bensadoun & C. Gonzalez: "Designing Internet sites: Impact
 of labels abstraction degree on user satisfaction"	
16.00 - 16.30 	L. van Waes: "Detecting navigation barriers on-line and
 off-line"	


16.30 -17.30	Keynote Speaker 2					
		R. E. Mayer on instructive documents

18.00		Dinner 


FRIDAY DECEMBER 18

09.00 -10.30	Session 7 and Session 8		

Session 7: Analysing text quality					

09.00 - 09.30 	J. Renkema: "The seven sins of document design research"
09.30 - 10.00	V.K. Bhatia : "Generic integrity in document design"	
10.00 - 10.30 	R. Klaassen: "The context of document design" 	

Session 8: New methodologies in instructive design research	

09.00 - 09.30	C. Jansen & S. Spruijt: "The influence of task and medium on
 reading results: an experiment using the Internet"	
09.30 - 10.00 	F. Maes & A. Arts: "What can production data teach us about
 the effectiveness of instructive text design variables?"	
10.00 - 10.30 	G. Gilson: "The technology of text: From academia to business"
 	

10.30 - 11.00	Break

11.00 - 12.00	Session 9 and Session 10 		

Session 9: Captatio benevolentiae (working title)		
				
11.00 - 11.30	B.A. Andeweg, J.C. de Jong, & H. Hoeken: "Attention and
 Comprehension: Effects of opening techniques in informative
presentations" 11.30 - 12.00 W. Spooren & J. Renkema: "The invention
phase of document design: on deciding what to communicate"

Session 10: Reader evaluation and document design		

11.00 - 11.30 	M. Couzijn & G. Rijlaarsdam: "Document design as an
 educational tool in writing instruction"	
11.30 - 12.00 	M. de Jong & L. Lentz: "Focus: Design and evaluation of
 software for collecting reader feedback and improving the audience-awareness
 of writers"							


12.00 - 13.30	 Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 	Session 11 and Session 12 

Session 11: Moving the reader					
	
13.30 - 14.00	H. Hoeken: "The desert heuristic in fund raising letters:
 They only get what they deserve!"	
14.00 - 14.30 	T. Miyamoto & J.F.Kess: "A discourse analysis of Japanese
 newspaper advertisements"	
14.30 - 15.00 	B. van den Putte: "Effective print advertising: should the
 product be shown or its user?"					

Session 12: As yet untitled				

13.30 - 14.00 	H. Houtkoop-Steenstra: "The role of conversation analysis in
 document design"	
14.00 - 14.30 	C. Sauer: "Visual information and the support of reading tasks"
	
				

15.00- 15.30	Break

15.30 -16.30	Keynote speaker 3					
		J. Meyers-Levy on persuasive documents

 
For further information you can visit our Website:

http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/research/tw/docdes98/index.htm

or contact

Document.Design98kub.nl

 
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