Information Design Minor

 

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Information design uses traditional and evolving design principles to translate complex, unorganized or unstructured data into valuable -and meaningful - information. Information designers design for understanding. An Information Design minor will help students develop skills in visual design, typography, social media analysis, information architecture, instructional design, user experience design and problem-solving through design thinking methods.

Students have the option to focus on visual design, human factors, and technical and persuasive communication.

Required courses

  • INFO 1600 - Foundations of Information Design
  • INFO 1610 - Principles of Design Thinking and Doing
  • INFO 4650 - Critical Design or INFO 4665 - Instructional Design

Two of the following

  • INFO 1661 - Technical Communication
  • INFO 2663 - Visual and Applied Rhetoric
  • INFO 2666 - Thinking with Type
  • INFO 2667 - Information Architecture
  • INFO 3600 - Usability
  • INFO 3610 - Visualizing Information

One of the following

  • INFO 2670 - Tools for Information Designers
  • INFO 3605 - Qualitative Research Methods for Information Design
  • INFO 3670 - Project and Content Management
  • INFO 3675 - Memetics: Contemporary Rhetorics of Dissent and Disinformation
  • INFO 3660 - Special Topics in Information Design

Note

  • Students who wish to focus on visual design are advised to take: INFO 2666, INFO 2670 and INFO 3610.
  • Students who wish to focus on human factors are advised to take: INFO 2667, INFO 3600 and INFO 3605.
  • Students who wish to focus on technical and persuasive communication are advised to take INFO 1661, INFO 2663 and INFO 3675.