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Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Seattle, Washington. USA

British Literature, Information Design, Designing texts for changing reading habits, digital humanities, eBooks, technical communication

David K. Farkas is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of User Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. Dave has published in the areas of software user assistance (computer documentation), slideware/PowerPoint, web design, writing and text design, manuscript editing, and other topics. A special interest is QuikScan, a document format that employs within-document summaries to improve retention and allow readers to choose their preferred level of detail. His publications are available at ResearchGate,, and Dave holds a Ph.D. in Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota and began his teaching career at Texas Tech University and West Virginia University.

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