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Alexandra S Cata

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

Biography

Alexandra is a first year CRDM student focused on intersections between technical communication and video game studies. She has a passion for usability, playability, digital rhetoric, and design. This year, she is interested in mobile design, microtransactions, and the rhetorical space of Twitch.

Alexandra is an active member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). She has previous industry experience as a Sr Technical Writer working for Omnicell, Inc. and SAIC in software development, hardware development, IT, project management, cyber security, and defense. 

Publications

Playing with Usability: Why Technical Communicators Should Examine Mobile Games. Master’s Thesis submitted to the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. 

Presentations

  • “How to Get 3 Stars: What we can learn from Mobile Game Design.” Presented in 2018 at the Society for Technical Communication Summit. Orlando, FL.
  • “Exploring Female Bodies on Twitch: Fragmentation and Commodification of Women’s Bodies.” Presented in 2017 at the University of Central Florida’s English Symposium. Orlando, FL.
  • “Wild About Disney: Examining the Usability of Disney’s Safety Information Online.” Presented in 2015 at the Florida College English Association, St. Petersburg, FL.  

Education

  • M.A. in English in Technical Communication from University of Central Florida, 2017
  • B.A in English in Literature and Film from University of Florida , 2011