In the Technical Communication professorship, we describe, analyse, evaluate and solve problems that arise in relation to communicating technical content. We focus on information products in the area of technical development and usage, particularly in the Industry 4.0 environment, as well as the processes required to develop and distribute these information products. Thus, we focus on topics such as information design, intelligent information, information management, automation and the usability of human-machine interfaces.
It is important to deal with these topics because doing so generates findings that are relevant to the digital transformation in technical communication. In the professional world and society, these findings contribute to acquiring competences that lead to innovative concepts and solutions in existing and future areas in technical communication.
The findings from our projects and research are integrated into teaching in the BA in Applied Languages, in particular the specialisation in Technical Communication and Information Design, as well as the CAS Technical Documentation. Students in the BA programme are regularly given the opportunity to participate in projects with industry partners.
In addition, we offer workshops in other degree programmes, such as the Master in Business Administration – Major Public and Nonprofit Management.
All students in the School of Applied Linguistics also have access to the infrastructure of our usability lab, and our expertise for bachelor’s and master’s theses as well as for other projects is at their disposal.