Instructor: Don Turnbull
Phone: (512) 232-3508
Office: SZB 562E
Office Hours: by appointment
Class Meeting Times: 12:00 - 3:00PM, Mondays
Classroom: SZB 546
Course Website: http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/donturn/2009/spring/INF_385E
TA: Larry Archer
This course covers the theory and design of information architectures: models that provide structure and context for information to shape meaning, purpose, and utility towards understanding.
- Participate generously in discussions, attend regularly, and complete assignments according to the schedule in this document.
- Understand the primary functions of an information architect
- Create a theoretical and practical review of an information architecture topic
- Present a review of an information architecture topic.
- Develop a solid understanding of Web technology and software applications.
- Critique and Map a Web site design.
- Build novel information architectures using a variety of methods and software applications in the context of a group project.
- Rosenfeld, L., & Morville, P. (2002). Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (3rd ed.). Cambridge ; Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.
- van Duyne, D. K., Landay, J. A., & Hong, J. I. (2002). The Design of Sites. Addison-Wesley.
- Wurman, R. S. (2001). Information Anxiety 2 (2nd ed.). New York: QUE.
- Musciano, C., & Kennedy, B.(2002). HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition. Cambridge (Mass.) : O'Reilly.