Summer 2016 Course: Projects in Information Experience Design

Photo courtesy of Tudor Hulubei, http://hulubei.net

Photo courtesy of Tudor Hulubei, http://hulubei.net

This summer I’ll be teaching a course called “Projects in Information Experience Design” as part of the UX Advanced Certificate program but open to all School of Information students. In this course, students will work with the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum to help them understand and improve the visitor experience.

Throughout the course-long project, students will employ a range of design research methods to identify a specific issue with the digital and/or physical museum experience and iteratively design a feasible solution, which will then be presented directly to museum staff for their feedback and approval.

As an advanced course, it supplements and extends 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.

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-682)
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5/23-6/21, 4:00-8:20p
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 Intrepid Museum (located at Pier 86 on the West Side), both during and outside of scheduled class times.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact me.