Ginny Redish and Carol Barnum present their views on the strong links between user experience and technical communication in an invited commentary for JUS (Journal of Usability Studies, vol 6, issue 3, May 2011). Editor Joe Dumas introduces the issue by stating that it is
"a turning point for the journal. Prior to this issue, the journal had not published any articles that straddled the boundary between the user experience literature and technical communication literature. In this issue. Ginny Redish and Carol Barnum describe how the two disciplines are closely intertwined in their scope, methods, and focus on users. They also detail the strong influence that technical communicators had on the founding of UPA. They call for user experience specialists and technical communicators to work more closely together and to share their research at professional meetings and in each other's journals."