INF 385E - Information Architecture and Design

Spring 2016
Unique ID: 27485
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Seay, Fleming
Room: UTA 1.210A
Days:  Thur
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
 

Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.

Description:
The theory and design of information architecture: models that provide structure and context for information to shape meaning, purpose, and utility toward understanding. Students present theoretical reviews; map and design; and develop novel information architectures using a variety of methods and software applications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Notes:
Description:
This course covers the theory and design of information architectures: models that provide structure and context for information to shape meaning, purpose, and utility towards understanding. The course provides student introductory insight into the design and execution of websites and applications with special emphasis placed upon the iterative design process.

Course Objectives:
• Participate generously in discussions, attend regularly, and complete assignments according to the schedule in this document.
• Understand the primary functions of an information architect
• Critique and Map a Web site design.
• Create a theoretical and practical review of an information architecture topic
• Present a review of an information architecture topic.
• Learn to research, design, build, and refine information architectures using a variety of methods and software applications in the context of a group project.
• Develop a solid understanding of Web technology and software applications.

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