Discussion 2: Technical versus Non-Technical
For your next major assignment, you will be tasked with writing a technical object description for an audience who is unfamiliar with the object, so you will need to think of items that might be considered technical objects. Some good examples for that assignment include a clock radio, a digital thermostat, a Roomba, a CPAP or BIPAP machine, a blender for a food processor.
For this activity, you will be discussing various aspects of writing a Technical Object description. For this assignment, you will create your initial post and then respond to two of your peers. In your initial post, you need to answer the following questions in narrative form.
something in the medical field. example… oximeter
What characteristics make the above items technical objects?
What is the difference between a technical and a non-technical object?
When writing a description of a technical object, would it be more important to use subjective language (big, short, ugly, beautiful) or objective language (18 inches tall, painted red, square base?)
What technical objects do you use in your work/life that you are familiar with and could describe to someone who is not familiar with it?
***Each response is worth five (5) points for a total maximum score of 15 points. Full points are awarded for following the instructions and including all of the required elements. Half points are awarded for not fully addressing each prompt for each response. No points will be awarded for missing/late response.