LIS-S 532 Information Architecture for the Web
Prerequisites: LIS S500 and S503
Students learn concepts, strategies, best practices, and theories from information architecture to enhance the findability and usability of information on user-facing information systems on the web. Students apply knowledge learned about, among other things, information seeking theory, wayfinding, labeling, and navigation to develop websites using content management systems.
- Explain the difference between information architecture and other information and interaction-based professions (e.g., user experience design, web design).
- Characterize information seeking needs to plan for information architectures.
- Evaluate information systems and organizational structures in information architecture interfaces.
- Design taxonomies according to user needs to maximize findability of content.
- Use quantitative and qualitative research methods to test and develop information architecture products iteratively.
- Install, manage, and optimize an open-source content management system to maximize information organization and findability using information architecture concepts.