Spring 2004 L571 Information
Architecture for the Web
Course Outline |
Office: 025 IUB SLIS
|Day, Time &
||Wednesdays 9:30am-12:15pm |
||Mondayss 1-3pm; Tuesdays
1-3pm, or by appointment|
This course is about web site development and design. We will have three main tasks this semester. First, we will learn about web design, covering basic markup, page layout, navigation schemes, information organization, and site structure. Second, we will learn about basic concepts of information architecture. From these two main themes, we will arrive at an initial understanding of information architecture for the web.
We will then pursue our third task by focusing on the conceptual, technical, organizational, and social contexts that surround the development and maintenance of large-scale and complex web sites. When we are through, we will have a deeper understanding for the concept of information architecture and an appreciation for its use in the design of web-based information spaces.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- identify basic principles of web page layout and website design;
- Understand the applications of information architecture for the organization and presentation of web-based digital information;
- Understand the relationship between the practice of information architecture and the organizational, social, and technical contexts of website design, implementation, and maintenance;
- apply what you have learned about project management to the situation of team-based development of complex websites; and
- discuss knowledgeably what information architecture is and what information architects do.
Course Outline |
Requirements | Resources
This page was last updated January 12 2004