Web System Design & Management: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Charles-Antoine Julien

School:

McGill

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course has been developed with the information professional in mind. It seeks to provide students with the skills and understanding that they are most likely to require in their information careers: the strategy, design, and management of a web site,

Required Textbook:

Castro, E. 2007. HTML, XHTML & CSS, 6th ed.
Duckett, J. 2011. HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites.
Krug, S. 200). Don’t Make Me Think, 2nd ed.
Lynch, P. J., Horton, S. 2008. Web Style Guide, 3rd ed.
Morville, P., Rosenfeld, L. 2007. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis634_2014fall_julien.pdf

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Information Architecture: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

An in depth study of the concepts and practices of information architecture (IA). Students will read the existing literature related to IA and build complex web sites to address issues specific to information and library science based on current best practices

Required Textbook:

Dade-Robertson, M. 2011. The architecture of information: Architecture, interaction design and the patterning of digital information.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_656-S70-Syllabus-Spring_2012-Brown_Mary.pdf

Information Architecture and Design: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Yan Zhang

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

User-centered design of web-based information systems based on interaction design principles and the analysis of user needs and behavior.

Required Textbook:

Morville, P., Rosenfeld, L. 2006. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-scale Web Sites, 3rd ed.
Brown, D. M. 2010. Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/IA%26DFall2014_Zhang_UploadVersion.doc

Information Architecture: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Andromeda Yelton

School:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

Howdy and welcome! While this course is formally “Information Architecture”, I think of it as “Help! My organization has a web site (and I might end up in charge of it)”.

In one semester, I can’t hope to make you experts in all the things you might need to know to build and manage a web site — especially since it’s always changing! However, you will know what domains you’ll need to learn more about if you find yourself running a real-world web site; the vocabulary for talking with domain experts; and where to go to learn more.

Required Textbook:

See syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

https://thatandromeda.github.io/courseware/LIS_861_Spring_2014/
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Information Architecture: Summer 2004

Instructor:

Abe Crystal

School:

Chapel Hill

Semester:

Summer 2004

Description:

We are drowning in information: a weekday edition of The New York Times contains more information than the average person was likely to come across in a lifetime in seventeenth-century England. As a result, we are often unable to locate, analyze or use the information we need. Information architecture is an emerging interdisciplinary practice that attacks this problem. Information architects are skilled in the art and science of structuring and classifying information spaces to help people find and manage information. This course will draw on insights from information science and human-computer interaction research, as well as the experience of practitioners, to prepare you to tackle challenging problems in information architecture.

Required Textbook:

See the syllabus.

Link to Syllabus:

https://www.unc.edu/~acrystal/110-117/syllabus.html

Information Architecture for Internet Services: Fall 2009

Instructor:

Paul O’Neil

School:

Syracuse

Semester:

Fall 2009

Description:

Building and management of Internet information services, including information organization, information management, and information dissemination. Understanding of the use of Internet technologies within an organizational context. Practice with current technologies.

Information architecture (IA) encompasses the organization, indexing, search, and navigation systems in Web sites. These systems must support usability for a Web site to be successful. The information architecture of a site ensures that the information conveys its intended meaning to the user of a site while making it easy and efficient for them to find what they need.

Required Textbook:

Morville, P., Rosenfeld, L. 2009. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 3rd ed.
Krug, S. 2006. Don’t Make Me Think, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2010/2/IST_553_DRAFT_SYLLABUS.pdf

Information Architecture: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Shimelis Assefa

School:

University of Denver

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

The web is a complex information environment consisting of billions of web pages, users, and clicks and interactions every single day. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of web information architecture (IA) – a discipline that aims to understand the information needs and activities of web visitors and create design elements to help users find their way around in this complex information environment with ease. The course will cover various strategies and skills, in which information architects structure, organize, label, navigate, and search for information on large websites. A service learning component is built into this course so that students can transfer their IA knowledge and skills to a real-world project. The course is designed following a project management approach and students will be exposed to different activities from start to finish.

Required Textbook:

Ding, W., & Lin, X. 2010. Information Architecture: The Design and Integration of Information Spaces.
Morville, P., & Rosenfeld, L. 2008. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing large-scale Web sites, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus: