Publications

Bridging the Gap between Paper Patient Records and EHR Systems with the piClinic Console

Robert Watson

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at the 8th IEEE Conference on Global Humanitarian Technology (GHTC), October 20, 2018 in San Jose, CA. PDF (draft) | IEEE Xplore

Enriching Technical Communication Education: Collaborating Across Disciplines and Cultures to Develop the piClinic Console

Robert Watson

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at the 36th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC), August 3, 2018 in Milwaukee, WI. PDF | ACM Digital Library | Presentation video

Using Independent Studies to Enhance Usability Assessment Skills in a Generalist Program

Robert Watson, Pam Estes Brewer

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at the 2018 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm). July 23, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, CA. PDF | IEEE Xplore

Audience, Market, Product: Planning your API documentation

Robert Watson

Presentation given at the 2018 Write The Docs, Portland conference. May 8, 2018 in Portland, OR. Presentation video

Engineering Scholars + Tift + Tech Com = Go Baby Go

Philip T. McCreanor, Sybil Keesbury, Robert Watson

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at the 2018 ASEE Southern Section Conference, March 6, 2018 in Daytona Beach, FL. ASEE Site

Diverging currents: Continuous innovation in an engineering-based Technical Communication program

Pam Estes Brewer, Helen Grady, Robert Watson

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at the 2017 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm). July 24, 2017 in Madison, WI. IEEE Xplore

Plan your API Documentation by Understanding the Audience, Market, and Product

Robert Watson

Webinar presented to online audience, Dec. 14, 2016. PowerPoint deck | Webinar recording

The need for innovation in assessing web content performance: A case study

Robert Watson and Jan H. Spyridakis

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at the 2016 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm). October 4, 2016 in Austin, TX. PDF | IEEE Xplore

A Tool to Remotely Collect and Visualize Users’ Interactions with Web-Based Content

Robert Watson and Jan H. Spyridakis

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at the 34th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. September 22, 2016 in Silver Spring, MD. PDF | ACM Digital Library

Using Readers’ and Organizations’ Goals to Guide Assessment of Success in Information Websites

Robert Watson and Jan H. Spyridakis

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at HCII2015. August 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. PDF | SpringerLink

Applying the Cognitive Dimensions of API Usability to Improve API Documentation Planning

Robert Watson

Poster presentation at SIGDOC’14. September, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO. PDF | ACM Digital Library

API documentation and software community values: a survey of open-source API documentation

Robert Watson, Mark Stamnes, Jacob Jeannot-Schroeder, Jan H. Spyridakis

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at SIGDOC’13. October, 2013 in Greenville, North Carolina. PDF | ACM Digital Library

Developing Best Practices for API Reference Documentation: Creating a Platform to Study How Programmers Learn New APIs

Robert Watson

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference. October, 2012 in Orlando, Fl. PDF | IEEE Xplore

Development and application of a heuristic to assess trends in API documentation

Robert Watson

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at the 30th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. September 2012 in Seattle, WA. PDF | ACM Digital Library

Incorporating Usability into the API Design Process (Chap. 11)

Authored chapter 11 in Usability of Complex Information Systems: Evaluation of User Interaction [Ed: Albers, Still] (CRC Press; 1st edition). October 15, 2010. Link to book in Amazon.com

Improving software API usability through text analysis: A case study

Robert Watson

Peer-reviewed conference paper presented at IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, 2009. August, 2009 in Honolulu, HI. PDF | IEEE Xplore

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