Think your field is technical? Try this translational challenge

By David Poulson

Do you work in a highly technical field that no one can understand without intensive training?

Think again.

We often assume that no one can understand what we do without grasping the specialized language of our research community. But we can’t insist that others learn our language – our jargon – so that we can engage them with stories of what we do.

The responsibility for translation is ours.

This short video gives some tips for dejargonizing explanation.  And it will surprise you with an example of the kind of highly technical stories we already tell each other.

You can do this.  You already do.

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