A specialist in technical/professional communication and digital rhetoric, Justin's expertise is grounded in Rhetoric, Writing and Literacy studies. His research considers the ways that technical communication intersects with front-end and back-end user experience design (UXD). In so doing, he draws attention to the ways that digital rhetoric works itself out via interfaces, interactions, navigational structures and database architectures. Using a mixed-method research methodology heavily influenced by Activity Theory, Rhetorical Genre Studies and discourse analyses, his work explores the iterative relationship among language, individuals, tools and communities in digital contexts. He has published on technical communication, digital rhetoric, digital culture and digital intellectual property.