Next Friday, April 15th, returning instructor Dr. David Walczyk will be presenting a new workshop at METRO. "Information Architecture and Interaction Design" will introduce participants to a new way to understand and work with information using digital technologies.
As media change, information changes, and so must the people working with it. Information architecture (IA), and by extension interaction design (IxD), are the foundations of librarianship. This has always been so. Understanding new mediums of communication and their advantage and disadvantages for encapsulating information has always been a primary responsibility of information professionals. Using a case study methodology, this workshop will introduce participants to the field of IA/IxD. We will begin by reviewing the perceptual model necessary for thinking and working with IA/IxD. We will then apply this model to the process of IA/IxD by reviewing a case study from start to finish. We will conclude with an in-class exercise that tests our understanding of the perceptual model and our capacity to employ it.
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Have developed the core leadership skills necessary for working with IA’s/IxD consultants and employees
- Have learned the perceptual model required for understanding and working with IA/IxD
- Know the core language used within IA/IxD
- Become familiar with the framework for doing IA/IxD
To learn more or to register, please visit http://www.metro.org/en/cev/51.
Please contact Laura Forshay at firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.228.2320 x10 with any questions.