VCD/KSU Graduate Program

IAKM / Course Registration Redesign

Course Overview
Advanced Information Architecture an IAKM (Advanced Information and Knowledge Management) course, explores the roles of Information Architects and Visual Designers, and their respective work processes to develop solutions to user experience problems on the Web. The goal is to encourage students to use their professional and academic skills to create innovative solutions in a group setting. The problem presented was to redesign a university course registration system.

The charge for the design team in Advanced IA was to identify areas for site improvement, doing competitive analysis, requirements analysis, usability studies, user testing, and visual design.

Outcome


Push Boundaries
Collaborative research and interdisciplinary coursework provide unique opportunities for investigating visual communication theory, research, use, and practice. Uniquely positioned in the College of Communication and Information, graduate programs in the School of Visual Communication Design allow for natural collaborations with its sister Schools: Communication Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Library and Information Science, with an interdisciplinary M.A. program in Information Architecture and Knowledge Manage-ment, and a Ph.D. program in Communication and Information.