Research Principles & Analysis: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Karyn Moffatt

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

Fundamental aspects of reflective thinking and the methods and techniques of research appropriate to the investigation of library/information problems. Criteria helpful in evaluating published research in library/information studies by analyzing the various steps of the research process, thereby providing guidelines for planning, conducting, and reporting research.

Required Textbook:

Wildemuth, N. M. 2009. Application of social research methods to questions in Information and Library Science.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis611_2014winter_moffatt_sec002.pdf

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User-Centered Design: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Karyn Moffatt

School:

McGill

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course will provide an intensive project-based introduction to interaction design, oriented toward practical methods for designing interactive systems. The goal of this course is to prepare information professionals capable of participating in the design of information system interfaces, through hands-on experience with the techniques and methods used.

Required Textbook:

Greenberg, S., Carpendale, S., Marquardt, N., Buxton, B. 2011. Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis691_ucd_2014fall_moffatt.pdf

Information System Design: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Karyn Moffatt

School:

McGill

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

The orientation of this course is to help prepare information professionals to participate in the design of information systems through hands-on experience with the foundational concepts of the field. Topics will include computer terminology and the syntax and semantics of programming languages. Our emphasis will be on the use of these techniques for text parsing, searching, and database design, which are fundamental to the field of information science.

Required Textbook:

Meyers, M. 2013. A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis617_2014fall_moffatt.pdf