With a theoretical foundation that combines aspects of information science and user experience (UX) design, this course covers practical, hands-on approaches for working with information organizations to conceptualize and implement user-centered tools, services, and/or information spaces. Throughout the course, students will explore and apply theories and principles of the emerging field of Information Experience Design (IXD) through applied, collaborative projects with partner institutions (e.g., libraries, archives, museums, or similar organizations). Topics will include design thinking, research and discovery, and project planning and implementation, with an emphasis on designing an information experience that meets the needs of both internal and external stakeholders.
Past Course Projects:
- The Asia Society Museum (Spring 2015)
- The Intrepid Air & Space Museum (coming Summer 2016)
View/Download Syllabus: Summer 2016 (updated 4-12-16)
Syllabi from Previous Semesters: Spring 2015