Spring 2004 L571 Information Architecture for the Web

Course Requirements

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Required Textbooks:

Course Deliverables and Grading:

Readings will typically be assigned for each class period, and the latest information about readings will be listed in the on the class website. Please come prepared to discuss the readings that are assigned. Class discussions are important, and I expect all students to participate. Your grade will be based on completing assignments and class participation.

Assignment Description % of Final Grade
1 IA Issues Discussion Questions 15%
2 Code Projects 20%
3 Client Website Project
  • Project Documentation (25%)
    • Analysis
    • Design Rationale
    • Usability Testing Results
  • Project Production (20%)
4 Client Project Presentation 5%
5 Reflection Paper 10%
6 Class Participation 5%

SLIS Grading Policy (see http://www.slis.indiana.edu/Courses/forms/grades.html)

Criteria for evaluation:

To receive a passing grade in this course, you must turn in all of the assignments and the term project and complete any and all presentations. You cannot pass this course without doing all of the assigned work (which includes the final presentation), however, turning in all of the work is not a guarantee that you will pass the course.

Grades of I (Incomplete) may be assigned in this course after discussion with the instructor, but, depending on the circumstances, there will be a penalty applied at the discretion of the instructor. All papers and assignments must be submitted on the dates specified in this syllabus. If you cannot submit an assignment or cannot deliver a presentation on the date it is due, it is your responsibility to discuss your situation with the instructor in advance (see the turn-in policy). Given that your reasons or problems are legitimate, arrangements for the completion of the outstanding work can be made; this will occur at the discretion of the instructor.

Academic Dishonesty

There is extensive documentation and discussion of the issue of academic dishonesty here in the Indiana University "Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct". Of particular relevance is the section on plagiarism:
3. Plagiarism
A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, words, or statements of another person without appropriate acknowledgment. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge an indebtedness whenever he or she does any of the following:

a. Quotes another person's actual words, either oral or written;
b. Paraphrases another person's words, either oral or written;
c. Uses another person's idea, opinion, or theory; or
d. Borrows facts, statistics, or other illustrative material, unless the information is common knowledge.
From: http://dsa.indiana.edu/Code/Part_3A.html

Indiana University and the School of Library and Information Science policies on academic dishonesty will be followed. Students found to be engaging in plagiarism, cheating, and other types of dishonesty will receive an F for the course. As a rule of thumb, when in doubt, cite the source!

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