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Information Systems courses carry science credit. Programming courses may not be audited.

CIS 380-CN : Information Architecture


This course introduces students to the concepts, foundations and components of information architecture (IA) in the digital environment of the World Wide Web. The focus will be on understanding user needs for creating and structuring content and developing interactive solutions that best address these needs. Through case studies, activities, and projects, students will learn various strategies for representing, organizing, retrieving, and managing structures of large-scale website information. Core topics include website organization and navigation schemes, search systems, evaluating various aspects of information representation and usability of existing websites, and using IA strategies for designing effective and usable information systems that maximizes the user experience. At the end of the course, students are expected to design, diagram, and document an enterprise Information Architecture for a large website based on user requirements, and implement this design using a contemporary Content Management System (CMS). Prerequisites: CIS 110, CIS 130. Students should have familiarity with at least one programming language (Java, Python, etc) before taking this course, as well as familiarity with HTML and CSS.

As of 3/24/22, this course has been cancelled.

Spring 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
03/28/22 - 06/11/22Days: TBA
Time: TBA 14
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Saldanha, Anil
Chicago Campus
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