Technical Communication: Place-making The Ray

Spring 2020
Krystin Gollihue
LMC 3403

This section of LMC3403: Technical Communication is organized around the ideas of community, sustainability, and place-making through an initiative called “The Ray,” a sustainable highway that spans 18 miles along I-85 in West Point and LaGrange, Georgia. The highway currently hosts a solarpowered electric vehicle charging station, a tire safety check station, solar-paved roads, bioswales, right-of-way farming, and pollinator gardens and has plans to expand its sustainable technologies to solar shields, right-of-way solar panels, drones, and more. Using design thinking and community development principles, students will partner with members of The Ray Foundation, the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, and the local communities that surround The Ray to create sound and appropriate user-centered technical communication artifacts that help meet the community's needs and the project's mission.

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