This summer, Charlie Kostelnick was awarded the Frank R. Smith Award for Outstanding Journal Article (for the journal Technical Communication) for “The Art of Visual Design: The Rhetoric of Aesthetics in Technical Communication.” Technical Communication 67.4 (2020): 6-27. Society for Technical Communication, May 2021.
Here is the text of the certificate:
The Society for Technical Communication presents Dr. Charles Kostelnick with the Frank R. Smith Award for Distinguished Journal Article for the article The Art of Visual Design: The Rhetoric of Aesthetics in Technical Communication
Charles Kostelnick not only expands upon his voluminous past research on visual thinking but opens new avenues of research. This masterful and ambitious article will be a standard for years to come.