Seminar of LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency
LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency
Sonia Stephens, PhD
University of Central Florida
What was good about him: he attracted attention, the girls became interested privatedelights, while they sincerely wanted to help! You can also ask a question in any foreign language. For example, ask a question in Italian. When the girl is surprised, tell her that she seemed Italian to you thanks to her luxurious dark hair.
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Dalton J. Woods Auditorium Energy, Coast, & Environment Building, LSU Campus
ABSTRACT: Developing risk visualization tools often requires an interdisciplinary perspective. While the natural and social sciences help us understand physical risks and the social context, the humanities disciplines provide methods and knowledge that help communicate about complex information with different audiences.
The rhetorical tradition is particularly helpful when developing better risk communication tools, as it encompasses a long tradition of audience analysis, communication design, and soliciting audience feedback – all crucial for communicating about coastal hazards.
BIO: Dr. Stephens is an assistant professor of technical communication in the English Department and Texts and Technology Program at the University of Central Florida. Her research focuses on science communication, visual risk communication, digital humanities, and the design and development of interactive data visualization tools.
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