Information and Universal Usability: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Mega Subramaniam

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

This course folows Diverse Popuplations, Inclusion, and Information (LBSC 620) and builds on the concepts of that course. This course focuses on the use and challenges of information services and technologies to provide equal experiences and outcomes to all users. Laws, standards, approaches, component concepts, access needs, and technologies in relation to physical and online information environments.

Required Textbook:

Jaeger, P. T. 2012. Disability and the Internet: Confronting a Digital Divide.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/622_syllabus_2014_final.pdf

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

Older Adult Information Needs & Behaviors: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Bo Xie

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

This course examines the aging of the population and its implications for society and the individual, and the social and individual changes related to older age, from the perspective of the information world of older adults. Representative topics may include: types and amount of information older adults want and sources where they obtain the information; information services for older adults; challenges and opportunities for information organizations (e.g., public libraries, hospitals) to provide age-appropriate information services to the aging population; the role of information technology in the information world of older adults; the role of information organizations such as public libraries in promoting computer literacy among the older population; the public library as a key site for information, lifelong learning, and empowerment; family relationships in later life; older adults’ spiritual needs; and older adults as diverse individuals with differing information needs, behaviors, and sources.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

https://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/Xie_Bo/2014/Spring/INF_385T/INF385T.syllabus.1.13.2014.pdf

Usability: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Randolph G. Bias

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

Required Textbook:

Norman, D. A. 1990. The design of everyday things.
Krug, S. 2006. Don’t make me think: A common sense approach to web usability.

Link to Syllabus:

http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/rbias/2014/Spring/INF385P/files/inf385p-syllabus-spring2014-final.pdf

Interaction Design: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Fleming Seay

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This team oriented project course will explore several issues surrounding the design and proudctio nof usable and elegant interactives experiences. Students will be introduced to topics includin gthe iterative design process, physical and digital prototyping, and user testing. Project work will allow students to demonstrate the mastery of the methods discussed in class through the creation and evaluation of screen-based and physical interfaces.

Required Textbook:

Moggridge, B. 2007. Designing Interactions.

Link to Syllabus:

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/Fall-2014-INF385T-Syllabus.pdf

Advanced Usability: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Randolph G. Bias

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This class is designed to help students gain a professional level of expertise in usability engineering methods. It has as a prerequisite the School of Information class in Intro to Usability, or equivalent (to be assessed by the professor). This class will build upon the earlier usability class.

Required Textbook:

Bias, R. G., Mayhew, D. J. (2005). Cost-justifying usability: An update for the Internet age, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/Syllabus-INF%20385G%20-%20Adv%20Usab%20-%20Fall%202014.doc

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