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


Personalized Curricula
Graduate students in the School of Visual Communication Design, together with support from their faculty advisors, create distinct and individualized courses of study to achieve their educational goals and career objectives. Whether choosing the MA or the MFA, graduate students are encouraged to develop their individual abilities and personal aesthetic while pursuing an advanced degree. The curriculum provides a flexible program integrating advanced studio-based learning, design theory, method, and practice, as well as unique opportunities for individual investigations.