This course builds the foundation for understanding the core principles of information architecture as they apply to the design of web sites, applications, and interfaces. Students learn to analyze the needs of clients through user research, content audit and organization, task analysis, documenting organizational structures, and producing interface prototypes. Students assemble proposals that balance business or organizational needs, content categories and characteristics, and end-user requirements.
Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.