INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Presenting Information
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
This course will provide an introduction to four areas related to the presentation of information: (1) data visualization, (2) graphic design, (3) business writing, and (4) formal talks. Specifically, we will learn how to best present numerical data graphically, how to build effective visual data representations, how to design Powerpoint decks, handouts, and websites that focus attention, how to write a useful report, memo, and email, and how to craft and deliver a polished talk. Blending theory and practice, the course will teach concepts via a slate of hands-on activities.