I’m excited to announce a new course I’ll be teaching this spring called “Projects in Information Experience Design.” Offered as part of the UX concentration (but open to all SILS students!), this course supplements and extends the concepts from LIS-643 (Information Architecture & Interaction Design) and LIS-644 (Usability Theory & Practice) by teaching students how to work with information organizations to conceptualize and implement user-centered information tools, services, and spaces. Topics will include design thinking, discovery research, service design, and project planning and implementation, with an emphasis on designing “information experiences” that meet the needs of both internal and external stakeholders.
In Spring 2015, the course will feature a semester-long project with the Asia Society Museum in which students will work in small groups to investigate a specific challenge faced by museum staff in their implementation of technology (either virtually or physically) and then iteratively design and develop a feasible solution that allows the museum to better engage with their users. Students will present these solutions directly to the client for their feedback and approval.
The full course description and syllabus is available on my website at http://www.craigmacdonald.com/lis-682-projects-in-info-exp-design/.
What: Projects in Information Experience Design (LIS-697-04)
When: Mondays, 3-6p
Where: Room 609
Pre-requisites: LIS-643 OR LIS-644 (or with permission of the instructor)
NOTE: The course will involve occasional off-site visits to the Asia Society Museum (located near the corner of East 70th and Park Ave), both during and outside of scheduled class times.
If you have any questions about this course, please contact me.