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Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details Australia Charles Sturt University Master of Information http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/infor The Master of Information Studies is designed to reflect the Studies, Specialization in mation_studies_master/course-overview critical importance of information and knowledge Information Architecture management across a wide range of fields and institutions. The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the creation, evaluation, collection, organisation, utilisation and dissemination of information. Masters in Information Studies contains a specialization on Information Architecture with exit points for a Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate. Online available. Australia Canberra University Master of Information http://www.canberra.edu.au/courses-units/m- Donna Maurer says: Not directly IA, but the closest I've Studies in Internet coursework/information-studies/online/957aa been able to find in Australia (and it's on-line which is really Communication (online) important for me at the moment). It includes graphic design, writing, web design, information retrieval, HCI & usability. Most courses that contain any HCI are in computing departments, where you need to do stacks of coding subjects before touching HCI! Australia University of Queensland Graduate Certificate in http://www.uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_ Why study the Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design? Interaction Design prog=5369 In the past, computer work was a profession for specialists. Today, and even more so in the future, interaction with electronic devices is a major part of our daily lives. From early childhood onwards we are connected to networks, telecommunications and computer-based technology, therefore the focus of systems design and design in technology consequently is destined to change. These programs train students to understand and solve usability problems. Australia University of Queensland Masters of Interaction http://www.uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_ Why study the Master of Interaction Design? Design prog=5371 In the past, computer work was a profession for specialists. Today, and even more so in the future, interaction with electronic devices is a major part of our daily lives. From early childhood onwards we are connected to networks, telecommunications and computer-based technology, therefore the focus of systems design and design in technology consequently is destined to change. These programs train students to understand and solve usability problems. Brazil Web para Designers Information Architecture http://www.arteccom.com.br/cursos/index.php Online course in Portuguese, from the Brazilian company course module Arteccom, which has a specific module about IA. Very introductory. Canada University of Alberta School of Library and http://www.ualberta.ca/~dzhao/courses/534/534_ Information Architecture: Web Design for Usability Information Studies outline.html An examination of the principles and practice of web usability, with a focus on information architecture, layout and design, metadata and other topics related to effective web design and management. Includes an introduction to XHTML, CSS and other web coding. Canada University of Toronto Professional Learning Information Architecture - Basic: Learning objectives Centre http://plc.fis.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?co urseid=223 * understand Information Architecture fundamentals, why it’s important, and related concepts * understand at a high-level how to design an effective Information Architecture that reflects the organizational culture and distinctive patterns of different user groups Target Audience: Managers, experienced information management practitioners, or Intranet and website designers/managers who are charged with: * Organizing and labeling information on websites, portals, intranets or content management systems * Hiring consultants to set up their website, portal, intranet or content management system * Managing or maintaining their website, portal, intranet or content management system If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at email@example.com. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details Canada University of Toronto Professional Learning Information Architecture - Advanced: This course goes beyond the material covered in the Basic Centre http://plc.fis.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?co course, looking at specific usability issues, information urseid=225 retrieval and how to use Information Architecture principles when applied to Content Management Systems. The course also takes a hand's on approach to the subject, while presenting industry best practices designed to maximize an organization's ability to provide information through the creation of distinct "information spaces". This course addresses such issues as: * optimizing information structure for online reading * user and task analysis for interface design * learning additional usability testing and content management tools Canada University of Toronto- Joint program in New Interface Design, Navigation and Interaction I Students in New Media can earn an Honours Bachelor of Centennial College Media Studies Interface Design, Navigation and Interaction II Arts degree and an Ontario College Certificate while learning from leading academics and professionals. The program focuses on the critical thinking, research, design, and communications skills and experience needed to analyze the impact of media on culture today. Students master the techniques necessary to transform the world in a knowledge-driven society. Graduates take with them a portfolio demonstrating their creative abilities and academic expertise and are ready for careers in any organization requiring creative thinking in media and communication. Canada University of Western Master of Library and http://www.fims.uwo.ca/acad_programs/grad/lis.h Course: Web Design and Architecture Ontario Information Science, tm Skills needed to produce a good basic Web site. Concepts Faculty of Information and of information architecture as they apply to Web site design. Media Studies Methods of navigation and searching on Web sites. Forms of discourse and text structure suitable to the Web environment. Importance of creating user-centered Web designs and understanding user groups. Course: Web Usability: Theory and Practice This course offers an examination of the principles and practice of usability, with a focus on information architecture, usability testing and other topics related to determining the effectiveness of web sites. Students critically review the literature on usability research, learn techniques for usability evaluation, conduct usability tests on web sites and write usability reports. Denmark Aarlborg University Master in Information http://www.informationsarkitektur.aau.dk/ Information architecture is a graduate study program, Architecture dedicated to educate information architects. The core is a rhetoric and ecological approach to categorizing, organizing and presenting information. India National Institute of Post-Graduate Diploma in http://www.nid.edu/study_pg_iid.htm Ahemdabad had been the only specialised design school in Design (NID) Information and Interface India established in 1961, based on the ideology of Bauhaus Design and Ulm in Germany. NID predominantly was specialized in Industrial design and part of Visual Communication as in Graphic Design , Animation. NID offers Information Design as a 2 year master level course ("post-graduate"). In India the industry is not mature enough to differentiate between IA and UI design posts. This program focuses on HCI. Interface design is an established thing... with usability at its core. There are lots of overlaps and nobody gives (usually) a separate post as Information Architect. There are a lot of posts for Interface Designers who do the work of IA as well as UxD and usability expert. If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details Ireland University College Dublin School of Information & http://www.ucd.ie/sils/index.html Information Architecture: Designing the Web (IS30050) Library Studies https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/w_sm_web_inf_simple_ This module offers an overview of the concepts and viewer.show_module?p_code=is30050#maincont practices of information architecture as it relates to the ent World Wide Web/Internet. Just as traditional architects seek to optimise the effectiveness, efficiency, and usability of living and work spaces, so information architects seek to create information environments that reduce barriers to communication and access, while improving the efficiency and effectiveness for all parties, including organisations and their customers, system designers and users. The focus of this module is on reinforcing best practices for information architecture by analysing, evaluating and developing web site designs. Italy Domus Academy Master of Interaction http://www.domusacademy.it/site/it/home/master- The Master in I-Design is born from a challenge: to bring Design programs/interaction-design/introduzione.html into the world of Information and Communication http://www.domusacademy.com/site/home/maste Technology (ICT) the originality of the culture of Italian r-programs/interaction-design/intro.html (English) design. The program objective is to train designers the conceptual and practical tools necessary to develop concepts and strategies for the world of ICT Poland Library and Information Information Architecture: http://www.ap.krakow.pl/iinib/spai/ Postgraduated study in Information Architecture Science Institute at Web Sites Information Pedagogical University Management Sweden Malmö Högskolan Informationsarkitekt http://www.edu.mah.se/TIARK/syllabus/ 3 year, programs in Information Architecture leading to (Diploma in Information diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology Architecture) Sweden Borås Högskolan School of Business and http://www.hb.se/wps/portal/hit School of Business and Informatics includes Information Informatics (Bachelor and http://itsomyrke.nu/ Architecture in its program. The 3 year IA Bachelors degree Masters programs) does not appear to be available at this time. Informationskarkitekt (Bachelor) United Kingdom University College London Master of Science in HCI http://www.uclic.ucl.ac.uk Egonomics and HCI Masters programs USA: California University of California - PhD and Master of http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/ Information design and architecture is one of five areas of Berkeley School of Information Management concentration in the iSchool's Masters and PhD programs Information and Systems USA: California http://www.csufextension.org/ux/ California State - Fullerton Certificate in User Experience and Usability Fastest Growing Career Specialization: User Experience Discover ways to improve end-user affinity and product satisfaction by enhancing the user experience for your products and services User Experience (UX) has emerged as one of the fastest growing specializations in today's business world. Because user-centered design and usability is sought for everything from web or mobile applications, personal computers, devices and other products there is a significant demand for knowledgeable professionals to work in UX careers. Cal State Fullerton's Certificate in User Experience and Usability<http://www.fullerton.edu/ux> is an affordable, hands-on professional development program focusing on the fundamental elements that comprise User Experience and Usability. Get started with an overview of this industry with the first course, Introduction to User Experience and Usability. This one day course provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the topic and can be taken independently. Scheduled for Saturday, February 12, 2011, you will get an introduction to the varied disciplines, methods and sound business principles that comprise a user- centered design process. Using real-world examples and discussions, the class will examine the make-up and implementation of a user-centered process within an organization. USA: California University of California - https://www.uclaextension.edu/r/default.aspx User Experience Design for the Web [X 481.99AF] part of Los Angeles, Extension its Design Communication Arts extension program and is a requirement for the Certificate in Advanced Web and Interactive. If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at email@example.com. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details USA: Connecticut Southern Connecticut Information and Library http://www.southernct.edu/ils/ils656outline/ Information Architecture State University Sciences Department 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. USA: Colorado University of Colorado at Usability Testing course http://courses.cudenver.edu/coursehome.asp?ter No longer offering Graduate Certificate in Usability Testing Denver & Health Sciences as part of Graduate m=091&subject=CMMU&code=4510§ion=00 and Interface Design Center Certificate in Technical 1&type=C and Professional Official Course Description Communication USABILITY TESTING CMMU 4510-3. Usability Testing. Teaches students how to evaluate technical documentation testing needs, evaluate testing options for their feasibility and costs/benefits, design and carry out a usability testing plan, evaluate and write up test results for actual client documents and products. Cross- listed with CMMU 5510. USA: Florida Florida State University Master of Science in http://slis.fsu.edu Information Architecture & Technology: prepares students to School of Library and Library and Information meet the information needs of users by developing and Information Studies Studies, Information managing information technologies, including web-based Architecture & Technology resources and networks. Includes specializations in Web program of study Design and Technology & Networking. USA: Florida Florida State University Information Archtiecture http://slis.fsu.edu/Graduate-Program/Certificate- The FSU School of Library & Information Studies School of Library and Certificate Programs/Information-Architecture-Certificate Information Architecture Certificate program prepares Information Studies information professionals to design, build, and manage a web site as an information resource. This certificate program offers opportunities to enhance skills in areas of web design, web applications, administration, and usability, building on students’ existing knowledge of web technologies. USA: Georgia Georgia Tech School of Master of Science in HCI http://lcc.gatech.edu/graduate/hcims/index.php The HCI program's mission is to provide students with the Literature, Communication practical, interdisciplinary skills and theoretical and Human Culture understanding they will need to become leaders in the design, implementation and evaluation of the computer interfaces of the future. USA: Georgia Georgia Tech School of PhD and Master of http://www.idt.gatech.edu/idt/ The Master of Science in Digital Media program at Georgia Literature, Communication Science programs in Tech (formerly known as Information Design and and Human Culture Digital Media Technology) offers arts and humanities based advanced study in digital media design and critique. The MS program focuses on practical applications of interactive and information design, while the doctoral program explores the social cultural basis of information and knowledge transmission. LCC participates in Georgia Tech’s Center for Graphics, Visualization, and Usability (GVU). All DM students are invited to join the GVU and to attend the weekly “Brown Bag” Thursday lunches, in which GVU members report on their research. Brown Bag Lunch can be taken as a one- credit course. (Past GVU Brown Bag events can be seen online at http://www- static.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/streaming/archives.html). USA: Georgia Savannah College of Art B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A. http://www.scad.edu/interactive-design-and-game- A minor in Interaction Design, includes a class on & Design Degrees and Certificate development/ Information Architecture program in Interactive Design and Game DevelopmentInteraction Design minor USA: Georgia Southern Polytechnic Master of Science http://idc.spsu.edu The MS IDC degree is a comprehensive online program of State program in Information study that allows students to master the skills needed to: Design and design information for today's business and technology; use Communication graphics communication technologies effectively; plan, create, and manage business communication projects; design and create content for the web; and plan, design and create instructional systems. The program includes coursework in information architecture. If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details USA: Georgia Southern Polytechnic Advanced Certificate in http://www.spsu.edu/etcma/grad/idc_certificates.h Created for individuals who already hold an advanced State Content Development tm degree in technical communication or an allied field, the Advanced Certificate in Content Development is an 18 credit, fully online program designed to provide advanced study and additional accreditation to practitioners in the fields of information architecture, content management, and content design. The program includes coursework in information architecture. USA: Georgia Valdosta State University Master of Library and http://www.valdosta.edu/mlis/courses.shtml Theory and techniques of designing Web sites for effective Information Science Syllabus: information delivery. Study of organization, labeling, http://www.valdosta.edu/mlis/syllabi/documents/ navigation, and indexing systems is included. mlis7370spring2011.pdf USA: Illinois DePaul University College of Computing and http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/pages/cou Interaction Design Digital Media rseinfo.aspx?CrseId=008711 Information architecture and interactive page design. Perception and use of menus, labels and user controls. Structuring information for navigation and presentation. Selecting and placing user controls for optimizing task flow on pages and across pages. Creating wire frames and using content managers. USA: Illinois Illinois Institute of Master of Science in http://www.iit.edu/graduate_admission/programs/ The Master of Science in Information Architecture enhances Technology Information Architecture areas_of_study/information_architecture.shtml a technical communication core with specialized concepts, skills and tools for designing, implementing and managing Web sites and related media such as CD-ROMs. USA: Indiana Indiana University, School Master of Science in HCI http://xavier.informatics.indiana.edu/gradsites/hci This program combines fundamental human-computer of Informatics, d/Masters/ interaction knowledge with a strong emphasis on design. Bloomington, IN USA: Indiana Indiana University, School Master of Library and http://slis.indiana.edu/courses/course.php?course Information Architecture - Required course of Library and Information Information Science =S515 Effective information system design integrates knowledge of Science, Bloomington, IN formal structures with understanding of social, technological and cognitive environments. Drawing from a range of disciplines, this course investigates how people represent, organize, retrieve and use information to inform the construction of information architectures that facilitate user understanding and navigation in conceptual space. USA: Indiana Indiana University, School Master of Library and http://www.slis.indiana.edu/courses/course.php?c MLIS with a Specialization in Library Technology of Library and Information Information Science ourse=S532 Management includes the course, Information Architecture Science, Bloomington, IN for the Web. This course previously focussed on web design and programming more than theory, but has evolved to teaching a more theoretical understanding of IA concepts for a better understanding of understanding of human social, technological and cognitive environments. The Dual degree program MLIS/MS in Health Informatics specialization offers an HCI elective. USA: Iowa Iowa State University Graduate HCI program http://www.hci.iastate.edu/ Quote from a Student: (Certificate and Masters programs) HCI program @ ISU: 1) Pursue a certificate AND a masters degree simultaneously - It is possible to have a member of the faculty 'sponsor' a student's admission into the masters program while completing the certificate program. 2) "In State tuition" for out of state students. This is offset by a 'delivery fee' for online classes, which is about $150 per credit hour.... 3) No official meeting times - The assignment due dates are set and you may need to meet up with team members. 4) Flexible payments - Iowa State University will allow students to pay their tuition in monthly increments throughout the semester. They charge anywhere from $20- $100 for this, but I think its worth it if your current employer won't provide tuition assistance for a non-degree program, which goes right back to #1. Find a faculty member and apply for degree admission, and next thing you know, your company is paying for both programs! USA: Maryland University of Baltimore Doctor of Communication http://iat.ubalt.edu/dcd/ This doctoral program requires most of the same courses as Design the Master's of Interaction Design and Information Architecture (see next item). It is housed in the same department and is intended for students who already hold master's degrees related to the humanities and want to apply them in the field of interaction design. If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at email@example.com. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details USA: Maryland University of Baltimore Master in Interaction http://iat.ubalt.edu/idia/ As a student in this program you will become proficient in Design and Information specific applications of significant information technologies, Architecture well-versed in methods for understanding and structuring human interactions with those technologies, and critically aware of social and cultural implications arising from technological developments. USA: Massachusetts Bentley College Master of Science Human http://graduate.bentley.edu/ms/hfid Through the Master of Science in Human Factors in Factors in Information Information Design (MSHFID), working professionals learn Design innovative approaches to product development that integrate the goals of the business and the end-user. USA: Massachusetts Bentley College User Experience http://usability.bentley.edu/ux-certificate The UX certificate serves a wide range of individuals, Certificate including user-experience professionals, usability specialists, product managers, user researchers, marketing specialists, information architects, UI designers, product designers, engineers, and business analysts. USA: Massachusetts Bentley College User Experience Boot http://usability.bentley.edu/boot-camp The week long program highlights the growing importance Camp of the user experience as a strategic business advantage and a point of differentiation in mature or hypercompetitive markets. As a leading business university, Bentley is uniquely positioned to deliver this perspective in a thoughtful and challenging learning experience. The five- day program is organized around five themes: •Elements of the user experience •User research and market segmentation •Design Implementation and innovation •Assessment and measurement •Process improvement and success metrics. USA: Massachusetts Simmons College, Boston, Graduate School of http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/academics/courses Web Development and Information Architecture elective MA Library and Information /electives/index.php course as part of the Masters of Science degree Science (GSLIS) http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/docs/courses/LIS- 531G.pdf USA: Michigan University of Michigan, Master of Science in http://www.si.umich.edu/academics/msi/library- Information Architecture course is required for completion of School of Information, Information, Library and and-information-science-lis the Library and Information Science specialization for this Ann Arbor, MI Information Science degree. Specialization USA: Michigan University of Michigan, Master of Science in http://www.si.umich.edu/academics/msi/human- Information Architecture course is required for completion of School of Information, Information, Human computer-interaction-hci the HCI specialization for this degree. Ann Arbor, MI Computer Interaction (HCI) Specialization USA: Michigan University of Michigan, STIET - A Multidisciplinary http://stiet.cms.si.umich.edu/ A newer program in incentive-centered design is an School of Information, Doctoral Training Program interdisciplinary program using game-theory models as the Ann Arbor, MI at the University of starting point for analyzing strategic interactions. The Michigan and Wayne faculty take a broad view of individual motivations for State University focusing strategic behavior, drawing on economic, psychological, and on Incentive-Centered sociological theories, and also draw on computer science for Design the engineering of systems. USA: Michigan Wayne State University, Master of Library and http://slis.wayne.edu/ Course: Information Architecture. Dissemination of Detroit, MI Information Science http://slis.wayne.edu/http://slis.wayne.edu/course information the affects context, content and user. s/lis_7470.pdf Associations with website development; use in technical writing, presentation preparation and report generation. USA: Michigan Wayne State University, Master of Library and http://slis.wayne.edu/ Course: Information Architecture. Dissemination of Detroit, MI Information Science http://slis.wayne.edu/http://slis.wayne.edu/course information the affects context, content and user. s/lis_7470.pdf Associations with website development; use in technical writing, presentation preparation and report generation. USA: New Jersey New Jersey Institute of Certificate in the Practice http://adultlearner.njit.edu/programs/technicalco Includes a course on Content Management and Information Technology of Technical mmunications-cert.php Architecture, available on site and online Communications If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details USA: New Jersey Rutgers University Mini-MSE in User https://ce- The Mini-Masters in User Experience Design (UXD) teaches Experience Design catalog.rutgers.edu/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=36 you how to design easy-to-use, engaging, and valuable 240 interfaces that help users efficiently and effortlessly complete their tasks. The course provides an immersive, hands-on experience on how and where the User Experience Design (UXD) fits within business, IT, and development. It explains the underlying psychology and sociology that guides user design, and demonstrates common techniques for making an interface usable. Free iPad 2 with registration, Fall 2011 USA: New Jersey Rutgers University Masters of Business http://camden- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) POLICY (3) Administration sbc.rutgers.edu/prospectivestudent/Programs/Gr Management of information technology from the strategic aduate/mba/mbaecommerce.htm manager’s perspective. Analysis of competitive and cooperative IT systems; the relationship between IT and industry structure and the organization’s products, services, and customers; IT as organization infrastructure; designing information architecture; management of information; and the evaluation of IT investments. USA: New Jersey Rutgers University Masters of Business in http://psm.rutgers.edu/content/user-experience- User Experience Design concentration does not contain a Science design-uxd specific course called Information Architecture, but the term Information Architecture is a major topic in the description of the concentration: The objective of the Master of Business and Science with a concentration in User Experience Design (UXD) is to train students in the essential skills of designing engaging, easily learned and usable computer-based interfaces whether they be web pages, mobile phones or lawnmowers. Students will learn the current methods and practices involved in gathering user information, creative designing, prototyping and testing a wide range of interface media. The program will also give students a basic understanding of human computer interaction (HCI) and the underlying psychology, communication and sociology theory that guides design plus training in visual design principles. Portfolio preparation is a key element of the program as are current interface design techniques such as building personas, using design patterns, content management, information architecture, card sorting, online usability testing, eyetracking and workflow analysis. A key difference between this program USA: New York Pratt School of Master of Library and http://www.llc.rpi.edu/programs/graduate_hci.sht Courses in Information Architecture and Interactive Design Information and Library Information Science ml?information+architecture Information Architecture & Interaction Design Science Drawing on the principles of information architecture, interaction design, and from the domains of information science, design, art, media ecology, and psychology, this course provides students with a unified method for thinking about and designing for information and interactivity in space and to some extent, place. Special attention is given to new media in general and the web specifically. Students are expected to demonstrate not only an ability to think and do, but also to reflect on how thinking and doing iteratively lead to, and influence, each other. Related Courses: Human-Information Behavior Usability of Digital Information Knowledge Organization USA: New York Rensselaer Polytechnic BS in Communications http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/index.php?siteid=17&p The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Institute ageid=321&cn=COMM-XXXX includes a course on Information Architecture in its Communications B.S. program If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at email@example.com. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details Rensselaer Polytechnic Master of Science in HCI http://www.llc.rpi.edu/pl/ms-human-computer- Rensselaer's approach to human-computer interaction Institute interaction-hci-650 differs from other HCI programs by being centered in communication rather than computer science. While the program will provide HCI implementation skills, the focus is on understanding and addressing basic problems in human- technology interaction, including the support of social interaction. Students will learn about cutting edge areas of HCI research through advanced seminars. They will leave the program with a portfolio-ready final project that demonstrates the integration of the skills they've acquired in the program. USA: New York School of Visual Arts Master of Fine Arts in http://interactiondesign.sva.edu The MFA in Interaction Design program trains students to Interaction Design research, analyze, prototype, and design concepts in their business, social, and cultural contexts. Today, business success depends on the presence of a well-designed, engaging experience, and the new MFA in Interaction Design program explores the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life. Dot Dot Dot lecture series is open to the public covering current topics in Interaction Design. USA: New York State University of New Multimedia/Hypermedia http://www.cs.oswego.edu/~ychoi/ISC325/index.h Contains an introduction to IA York Oswego Design and Authoring tml USA: North Carolina Univerisity of North School of Information and http://www.ils.unc.edu/courses/2011_spring/inls7 The User Interface Design course his course will introduce Carolina Library Science 18_001/index.html basic principles relevant to the design of the human interface to computer-mediated information systems. The major topics to be discussed include the characteristics of information system users, the characteristics of tasks supported by information systems, the interface design process, and methods for evaluating an interface design. The course contains a unit called "Information Architecture and Meaning Associated." USA: Ohio Kent State University Master of Science in http://iakm.kent.edu/ IAKM offers a graduate program in user experience design Information Architecture (including information architecture and usability), health and Knowledge informatics, and knowledge management through an Management interdisciplinary Master of Science program, certificates and online courses. Basic and Advanced courses on Information Architecture, as well as special topic courses in IA, seminars, independent study and internships are offered. USA: Oregon The University of Oregon, Applied Information http://aim.uoregon.edu/ Designed to give mid-career professionals relevant skills in Eugene Management (AIM) information management, information design, business master of science degree management, and applied research that can be used immediately on the job. USA: Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon Master of HCI and http://www.hcii.cmu.edu/ Interdisciplinary orientation, with faculty from Computer University Human Undergraduate major in Science, Design, Psychology, Social and Decision Computer Interaction HCI Sciences, Robotics, and Business Administration The HCII Institute program focuses equally on strategic, research, design and implementation aspects of product development. USA: Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon Master of Design in http://www.design.cmu.edu/show_program.php?s Our model of designing for interaction involves multi- University School of Interaction Design =2&t=3 disciplinary teams engaged in the planning, conception, Design design, implementation, and support of products, services, and systems that meet human needs and desire. This human-centered model, with a concern for psychological, social, and cultural factors on the one hand, and technical and economic factors on the other, was pioneered at Carnegie Mellon and is now widely embraced as a design standard around the world. The School of Design programs puts more emphasis on visual/aesthetic aspects of interaction design (more like an MFA, usually a strong portfolio and BFA is required to get in) whereas the HCII program focuses equally on strategic, research, design and implementation aspects of product development. If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details USA: Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon Master of Design in http://www.design.cmu.edu/show_program.php?s The Master of Design (MDes) in Communication Planning University School of Communication Planning =2&t=2 and Information Design is a two-year professional program Design and Information Design for students who want to explore the new arts of communication and the creative potential of the interplay between words and images in traditional and innovative media. The School of Design programs puts more emphasis on visual/aesthetic aspects of interaction design (more like an MFA, usually a strong portfolio and BFA is required to get in) whereas the HCII program focuses equally on strategic, research, design and implementation aspects of product development. USA: Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Master of Library and Information Technology Program of Study Elective course on Information Architecture Information Science http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/lis/degrees/technology /index.php USA: South Dakota Dakota State University Bachelor of Science in http://www.departments.dsu.edu/disted/courses/s The course Information Architecture is required for the Web Digital Arts & Design yllabus/Spring2011/mcom409-booklist.pdf Design & Production Specialization of the DAD degree and for the Multimedia/Web Design Minor USA: Texas The School of Information Master of Science in http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/programs/masters/ Degree in Information Studies with focus on IA. Don at the University of Texas Information Studies Turnbull is an assistant professor with the school, and at Austin teaches two courses specifically focusing on Information Architecture and others on Information Retrieval, Knowledge Management and the Semantic Web. USA: Washington, DC Catholic University of School of Library and http://slis.cua.edu/MSinLS/coursesStudy/infoArch Course of Study in Information Architecture America Information Science itecture.cfm Information architecture draws on many fields, including library science, computer science, social informatics, information design, visual design, and engineering psychology (Morrogh, 2003, p. 5). The IA course of study reflects this diversity. USA: Washington Washington State Creative Media & Digital http://www.dtc-wsuv.org/cmdc/program.html One of the learning goals of this program is: University Culture Program offers a 5.Identify and explain key principles of information major and a formal minor architecture, effectively manage knowledge for both program of study leading information retrieval and archival purposes, and evaluate to the Bachelor of Arts and choose appropriate information architecture and Degree in Digital knowledge management strategies for a given situation Technology and Culture The course that best addresses this goal is "Electronic Research and the Rhetoric of Information" USA: Washington The University of Master (MLIS and MSIM) http://ischool.uw.edu/ UW recently held a Summer Institute on Information Washington iSchool and Information Architecture. Offerings for 2007 and 2009 included a Architecture Summer program on Knowledge Management. Offerings for 2008 Institute included IA coursework. The program may offer IA courses periodically. USA: Wisconsin The University of Information Architecture http://www.slis.wisc.edu/academics/courses.html LIS 861 Information architecture: Covers how traditional Wisconsin-Madison's library science concepts such as organization of information School of Library and and users and uses apply to web design, and examines the Information Studies basics of usability, navigation, project planning, project management, web evaluation, and ongoing web information system management. USA: Wisconsin The University of Bachelor of Science in http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/programs/undergradua Offers the courses, Information Architecture I, II and III, as Wisconsin-Milwaukee Information Science and te/index.cfm part of its degree program. School of Information Technology Studies USA: Wisconsin The University of Master of Library and http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/programs/graduate/mli Offers the course, Information Architecture and Knowledge Wisconsin-Milwaukee Information Science s/io.cfm Organization, as part of its degree program. School of Information Studies Online Courses AIIM Online Web Certification http://www.aiim.org/ Discounts for IA Institute Members: Contact programs in Search, email@example.com for details Information Organization & Access, Enterprise Content Management, etc. Online Courses Canberra University Master of Information http://www.canberra.edu.au/courses-units/m- Donna Maurer says: Not directly IA, but the closest I've Studies in Internet coursework/mis been able to find in Australia (and it's on-line which is really Communication (online) important for me at the moment). It includes graphic design, writing, web design, information retrieval, HCI & usability. Most courses that contain any HCI are in computing departments, where you need to do stacks of coding subjects before touching HCI! If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details Online Courses Charles Sturt University Master of Information http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/infor These Information Architecture courses aim to equip Architecture mation_architecture/index.html graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to implement successful information architecture, developing the necessary expertise in the areas of information management and information technology. Online Courses Drexel University in Online MLIS with a http://www.drexel.com/online- IA course Introduces fundamental concepts, methods and Philadelphia, PA concentration on degrees/information-sciences-degrees/ms- theories in Information Architecture for virtual, physical, and Management of Digital di/curriculum.aspx hybrid worlds. Focuses on organization, representation, and Information navigation of conceptual space. Topics include foundations, Web design, cognitive aspects, search, interaction design, knowledge organization, and user experience. Online Courses The University of Illinois Information Architecture http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/leep LEEPprogram, though they're more library science than course information architecture. Online Courses Iowa State University Graduate HCI program http://www.hci.iastate.edu/Academics/msonline.p The Online HCI MS degree program beginning in Fall 2008 (Online Masters programs) hp semester was created from the growing demand from business and industry for a masters program that provides education in the field of Human Computer Interaction. Students are required to come to campus to present the capstone project. Online Courses Kent State University MS in Information http://iakm.kent.edu/ Note: The online IA option has been postponed Architecture and (http://iakm.kent.edu/news/news/information-architecture- Knowledge Management online-program-postponed.html), however, it is worth keeping an eye on this program. The Knowledge Management program is now available Online Courses New Jersey Institute of Certificate in the Practice http://adultlearner.njit.edu/programs/technicalco Includes a course on Content Management and Information Technology of Technical mmunications-cert.php Architecture, available on site and online Communications Online Courses Online-learning.com Information Design http://www.online- User interface analysis, user interface design and usability courses learning.com/php_bin/course_overview.php courses Online Courses San Jose State University Masters in Library and http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/classes/careerpathways/w The Web Programming and Information Architecture career Information Science eb.htm pathway concentrates on the theories and supporting techniques related to the design, building, and management of Web-based information systems. These include: Design and development of user-centered information systems in a variety of information environments User interactions with information structures User interactions with other users Web applications Web site design and content creation Web based programming languages Students in this career path will develop skills and expertise to improve the user's experience when interacting with Web- based systems. Work in information systems and design requires more than just the acquisition of a practical skill set. It is the ability to tailor technology to various information communities. It also requires knowledge of the information needs and information-seeking behaviors of the audience as prerequisites to building any information resource. If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at email@example.com. Information Architecture Institute, 2010 Degree and Certificate Programs in IA Updated October 2011 Location School Program URL Details Online Courses San Jose State University Masters in Library and http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/classes/careerpathways/inf The Information Organization career pathway focuses on: Information Science oorg.htm How information is sought, evaluated and used How information can best be structured and indexed to meet these needs The organization and description of resources and files in all formats What kinds of tools are needed for retrieval Work in this area requires understanding of both existing standards for organization and description and intentionally non-standardized systems such as social tagging. Technology is an important dimension because of the variety of technologies in use today for creating and storing documents. Because the ability to retrieve documents depends upon the way they have been organized and described, a thorough understanding of search and retrieval using a variety of technologies is also important. Work in this field requires a well-balanced understanding of information agencies, management, and user perspectives as a framework for determining appropriate organization and description. A critical understanding of the social effects of decisions made at the technical level and the ethics of metadata creation is essential for this professional work. Online Courses South University MS Information Systems http://online.southuniversity.edu/degrees/master- Information Architecture is where you will learn to express a & Technology w/ information-technology.aspx model or concept for information. This refers to the back Concentration in end of the system and supporting infrastructure. Example: Information Architecture Company A needs a system that would track cargo and and Design people traffic – Information Architects will build the appropriate network infrastructure, and will set the database up. Interaction and Usability Studies is where you will learn methods of measuring usability and the principles behind an object's efficiency. Example: For Company A's system, a usability study will look into what the employees need and how they interact with the machines, and will provide a usable interface that will not frustrate the workers, with easy access to all functions. Note from IAI: this program appears to define IA from the standpoint of backend enterprise systems architecture, rather than IA as introduced by the Polar Bear Book; however the focus on interaction and usability studies indicates an expanded understanding of IA and user experience beyond WWW development. If you know of additional courses, please send program information to IA Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information Architecture Institute, 2010
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